Open to male and female residents of the State of Illinois (U.S.A.), including incarcerated male and female writers, the Illinois (U.S.A.) region of the International Men's Day 2010, IMD Illinois, seek to promote positive male role models; to celebrate writings related to the core objectives of IMD with prizes awarded to the top three poems, essays, and short stories; and to recognize award winners and honorable mentions in an awards dinner and ceremony to take place on Friday, November 19, 2010 at a location to be determined.
The esteemed judges of the International Men's Day Illinois (IMD Illinois) Statewide Writing Competition will be announced at a later time.
The Langston Hughes Prize for Poetry [First Prize]
The Jerome Teelucksingh Prize for Essay [First Prize]
The Frances E. W. Harper Prize for Short Story [First Prize]
The L. T. Henry Award for Best Work on Fatherhood [Poem, Essay, or Short Story…