2012 APDW AWARDS WRITING COMPETITION
This Competition is open to all those, members and non-members of the APDW, and are encouraged to submit their work about Purebred Dogs, the Sport, or issues of interest to the fancy
DEADLINES, must be received no later than:
All entries, except books and DVDs, must be emailed in pdf and received by APDW no later than MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12.
Books and DVD ground deliveries must be postmarked no later than MIDNIGHT NOVEMBER 12.
The excitement begins! It’s time again to dig through your best work of 2010-2011 and enter it in the APDW Arthur Awards Writing Competition. Do not forget the opportunity to nominate a person you admire most for the contributions he or she has made to the sport of Purebred Dogs for the 2012 Stonehenge Award. (Description below). We are planning yet another unforgettable and enjoyable Awards Luncheon (Sunday, Feb. 12th, 2012 at Sardi’s) to honor the winners and kick-off Westminster Week.
Please read these rules carefully and familiarize yourself with the criteria for the Competition.
THE ARTHUR F. JONES AWARD
One Award will be presented for excellence in the following print and media categories
- Nonfiction Book
- Fiction Book
- Articles less than 1500 words
- Articles 1500-3000 words
- Articles over 3000 words… (excluding Series)
- Series …(By One Author, maximum of 4 Installments, self standing for successful Topic Comprehension)
- Visual Art (photograph, illustration)
- Video/Film/DVD (breed profiles, training videos, interviews, documentarie
Read about Arthur F. Jones, the dog writer’s writer for whom this award was named.
THE HOT DIGITAL DOG AWARD
One award each will be presented for excellence in the following online categories:
- Website (Content and design)
- E-Newsletter or E-Blast (provide link for three examples of regular e-mailings)
THE CAPT. ARTHUR J. HAGGERTY AWARD
One award is presented annually for writing that best informs and educates on dog training and/or services dogs perform for the benefit of humankind, including, but not limited to, military, law enforcement, therapy, security, agricultural, search and rescue, guiding, and guarding. Entries for this award may be print, video or online material.
The same entry may be entered in competition for more than one of the above awards.
Awards are given in two categories:
- Junior writers between the ages of 12 and 14
- Junior writers between the ages of 13 and 18
Entrants may have been paid (professional) or unpaid (amateur) for their writing in club publications, dog related magazines, or any other medium.
PLEASE READ THESE RULES CAREFULLY.
All entries must be complete with an entry form and fee and according to the following rules or will be disqualified without notice to the entrant.
Purebred dog writing in all categories that has appeared between September 30th, 2010 and October 31st, 2011 in all breed and specialty club as well as commercial publications is eligible. Handwritten or otherwise unpublished entries will not be accepted, and the entry fees for such entries will not be returned. Excerpts of published works are not eligible. Reprints of previously entered work are not eligible.
ARTICLES: Articles must adhere to exact word count. Any article that does not meet exact word count will be disqualified.
SERIES: A series may be submitted, limited to up to 4 installments per Series, even though the Series itself may have had more than four installments. Each Series Entry must impart and make evident the topic or subject matter within the entry itself; for example, if a Series had 10 installments, and the maximum 4 installments were entered, the topic(s) must be made evident without having to read all 10 installments.
COLUMNS: Submissions of Columns are for each article written as part of a column. Each individual entry must be submitted with a separate entry fee. For example, if a breed column has been written for the AKC Gazette, it counts as one entry. If the writer of a column for a newspaper enters three column samples, each counts as an individual entry, and requires separate entry fees for each.
PHOTOS/ILLUSTRATIONS: These must be submitted in J-PEG format with no less than 300 dpi. Please consider the magnitude of the photos/illustrations when sending via online. It must be able to open neither too small nor too large, with clarity that will give your entry the best edge in adjudication.
NOTE: YOU ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ENTRIES IN TRIPLICATE, SINCE THE METHOD OF ENTRY WILL BE ONLINE FOR ALL CATEGORIES EXCEPT FOR BOOKS, or VIDEO DVD, OF WHICH THOSE ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TRIPLICATE VIA GROUND, POSTAL DELIVERY.
All entries must be in English. They must be the original work of the entrant, and must have appeared in published form between September 30th, 2010 and October 31st, 2011.
ENTRY FEES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPER ENTRY PROCEDURE:
The fee for each entry is $15 for non-members of the APDW, $10 for current pad members, $5 for Juniors and $10 for Stonehenge Nominations.
10 or more entries submitted by the same entrant are eligible for a MULTI-ENTRY DISCOUNT of $2 per entry after the first entry. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO APDW.
ENTRY COVER SHEET: The following information MUST appear on the first page of your ONLINE submissions, or on a SEPARATE SHEET included with your GROUND OR POSTAL DELIVERY entry:
- Title of Entry
- Current Date
- Name of Entrant
- Address and phone contact of Entrant
- E-Mail Address
- Print or Online Publication in which the entry appeared
- If an editor selected your work for publication, include his or her name
- Name, address and e-mail address of that publication
- EXACT WORD COUNT for Articles (if this is not supplied, your entry will be disqualified)
ENTERING SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK: Writers, including writers/editors, and other communicators may enter their own work or nominate or sponsor the work of another. When sponsoring the work of another, permission from the sponsored writer is needed.
A statement granting permission needs to be received to the Awards Chairman via e-mail with the same Information content listed under “ Entry Cover Sheet “.. Please include the name of the person who is sponsoring, or nominating your work and e-mail it to:
Subject: Permission Sponsor
Editors, publishers and others are encouraged to submit entries from their publications. Entry fee will be paid by the sponsor.
ALL ENTRY FORMS MUST BE PRINTED AND FILLED OUT AND MAILED TO THE AWARDS CHAIR AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, VIA POSTAL SERVICE WITH A CHECK FOR THE ENTRY FEES INCLUDED AND MUST ARRIVE NO LATER THAN THE DEADLINE NOTED FOR YOUR CATEGORY.
This is done to ensure the entries received match the designated entries notated on the entry form and the appropriate fees coincide.
Mail Entry Form and checks to:
Pat Enright APDW Awards Chair
232 So. Clinton Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Ground Entries, Competition Entry Forms and Fees:
APDW Awards Chair
232 South Clinton Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
PDF entries for written categories
J-PEG Entries for Photos and Illustrations (remember no less than 300dpi)
JUDGES: Judging will be by a blue ribbon panel of purebred dog writers, editors, and other experts active in the sport. No judge will be asked to evaluate a work in which he or she has had any part in writing, editing or producing.
APDW reserves the right to withhold an Arthur Award if there is no entry in a given category that merits this recognition.
APDW AWARDS LUNCHEON, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 2012 ay SARDI’s, NYC:
Finalists will be notified in confidence at least three weeks before the APDW Arthur Awards, so they can make plans to attend. Each winner will receive an Arthur Trophy at the Luncheon, where the winner will be announced. Finalists can send a friend to accept the possible award for him/her. The APDW will not be responsible for mailing trophies to absentee winners. IF the winner is absent with no one to take possession of the Trophy for him/her, they may contact the Awards Chair and pre-pay to have the award sent to them.
All purebred dog enthusiasts, including members of the APDW, are invited to submit nominations for the Stonehenge Award. This coveted designation will be given to a person who has contributed significantly to Dogdom.
All the members of the APDW will vote on the three individuals receiving the most nominations on these criteria:
An individual who has given a leg up to a new generation in dogs: promoted the health and welfare of dogs either through research or veterinary practice, or educated the fancy or the public through writing, teaching, lecturing, or publishing: emphasized positive aspects of the sport through either publication, lectures, research, or by rolling up his or her sleeves and lending a helping hand, or raised the bar in a significant way through a breeding program, public awareness, legislative activities, or in any other significant way by setting a standard for others in our sport to follow.
Damara Bolte is the Stonehenge Recipient for 2011. She joins the ranks of past Stonehenges, Patti Strand, Bo Bengtson, Edd E. Biven and Anne Rodgers Clarke.
The Stonehenge is recognized at the APDW Awards Luncheon, presented with the Stonehenge Trophy and a donation to Take The Lead is made in his or her name. Take the Lead is an organization of dog people helping owners of purebred dogs in time of need.
Send your nomination, accompanied by a one to two page description of the nominee’s accomplishments in the world of dogs to the APDW President, Pat Enright at the TWO addresses below:
SUBJECT LINE: STONEHENGE NOMINATION
Make sure the nominator’s contact information (name, e-mail address and phone number) is readily noted on the submission, along with the contact information of the nominee, (Name, e-mail address and phone number).
Nominations must reach the President by MIDNIGHT, NOVEMBER 13th, 2011.
The WINNER of the Stonehenge will be notified at least three weeks in advance of the Awards Luncheon on Sunday, February 12th, 2012, so that attendance arrangements can be made.
Submit your Stonehenge nomination seperately
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