Writing Contest - Write on the Sound
Writing Contest

2018 Contest Winners2018 Writing Contest Winners

Each year, WOTS features a writing contest for conference attendees, based on a theme. First and Second Place cash awards are given in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. Honorable Mention awards are given at the discretion of the judges and do not come with cash remuneration.


The 2019 writing contest theme: "Echoes"



  • Entrants must be a registered attendee of the current year conference.
  • Conference presenters, committee, and persons affiliated with Edmonds Arts Commission are not eligible for participation.
  • The City of Edmonds is granted a one-time right to reproduce winning entries for educational purposes. A social security number is required by the City of Edmonds for every cash award recipient in order to process payment. 



  • Winners are selected by independent judges. Judging is anonymous. Notes are not provided.
  • Entries will be judged primarily on the quality of the writing. The theme may be addressed directly or indirectly.
  • Entries must meet all the rules and submission instructions. Entries that do not meet all the requirements may be disqualified.
  • First place awards are $100 and Second place awards are $75. Monetary awards are generously provided by RBC Wealth Management/Krause & Thorpe Management Team. Honorable Mention may be awarded at the judges’ discretion (no cash prize).


Download Rules and Submission Instructions (Subject to change for 2019. A final version will be posted in the spring when the conference schedule is announced): pdf2018_Write_on_the_Sound_Writing_Contest_Rules_and_Instructions.pdf 

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The Writing Contest awards are generously sponsored by Krause & Thorpe/RBC Wealth Management

Write on the Sound
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St
Edmonds WA 98020
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 34th annual conference
October 4, 5 & 6, 2019


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