#AWP21 T-shirt Contest

#AWP21 T-shirt and Tumbler Sales Now Closed

AWP and the Writer to Writer team wish to thank all our supporters who bought T-shirts and tumblers, made donations, and shared their words of excitement and encouragement. This year, $2,555 was raised to support the Writer to Writer program and the Kurt Brown Prizes.

The Writer to Writer Mentorship Program matches emerging writers and published authors for a three-month series of modules on topics such as craft, revision, publishing, and the writing life. The next application window for this biannual program is August 1–19, 2021.

The Kurt Brown Prizes awards scholarships of $500 each to three first-place winners in the genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. These scholarships are used to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency at one of the AWP member programs in the Directory of Conferences & Centers.

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About Your Winners

Our first-place winner is Katrina Roberts of Walla Walla, Washington! She will be awarded $300, two free conference registrations, and a free one-year membership with AWP.

About her design, Katrina said:

“I wanted my design to feel joyful, playful, and whimsical and to celebrate the magnificence of technology to bring us together despite all. I'm struck by how time has wobbled during the months of quarantine, how we've had to spin in our own orbits, and in so doing, how we've found new ways to engage the world and each other. In my design, I tried to capture something slightly retro, to accentuate a sense of slippage through time, a reassertion of the way our lives are palimpsests. I'm so grateful for the way technology and the generosity of many creative people afford us this opportunity and space to interact with and to inspire one another despite the pandemic! Hello, Cosmosphere: #AWP21 is here!”

Our second-place winner is Kendall Treebs of Stockton, California! He will be awarded $150, a free conference registration, and a free one-year membership with AWP.

About his design, Kendall said:

“The theme 'Coming Together for Change' made me think of people pushing forward with a shared purpose. On how writers and readers move forward—turn the page. 'Virtual' gave me a surreal thought and the freedom to shrink people and place them together inside a book. For what is a book without people? I chose the font Alice, a free Open Font, for its fanciful character—a bonus: its design was inspired by Lewis Carroll's novel. The sunrise highlights unending change and brightens your day.”


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March 3–7, 2021