Audio Contest FAQ

Q: Do I need to be tech-savvy to enter this contest?

A: More than slick production or fancy bells and whistles, we are looking for good, exciting, and compelling writing for all four of our categories. Don’t let the technological aspect scare you—if you can operate an iPhone, you can do it! Here’s a video that shows you how:

Q: How do I enter online?


Q: Do you accept previously published or previously aired pieces?

A: Yes, previously published works are fine as are works that have been aired elsewhere, so long as you retain the rights to your work.

Q: Can I submit a collaborative work (one that I wrote and someone else recorded or that I recorded and someone else wrote)? 

A: Yes, as long as you have permission from your collaborator, and as long as you credit your collaborator for his/her contribution. The work must be original, however; i.e. you may not simply read work written by other writers without their knowledge.

Q: Can my poetry entry be made up of several poems?

A: Yes, you may submit one long poem or several shorter poems, so long as the total time does not exceed 15 minutes.

Q: When will you announce the winners?

A: Winners should be announced sometime between late April and mid-May.


Q: Are previous winners eligible to enter the contest again?

A: Previous runners-up are able to enter the contest again. However, past winners (first place) are no longer eligible in the category in which they won.

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