DPP 2022

DPP 2022

Saturday, 11.06.2022, 10:00 am

The Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2022 for Creative Writing by a Non-Native Speaker (hereafter DPP 2022) is a writing competition solely for persons whose first language is not English. It is organised by Writers Ink. e.V. and sponsored by the Fachbereich Kultur of the City of Braunschweig, Bürgerstiftung Braunschweig, Gärtner Datensysteme, BelCos Cosmetic GmbH, and many others.
There are four categories. You may enter for both prose and poetry.
Poetry: Under 19 Prose: Under 19
Poetry: Over 19 Prose: Over 19
Entrants born after 31 January 2001 will be placed in the category under 19.
Entrants born before that date will be placed in the category over 19.
Poetry may be formal or informal and poems must be between 16 and 30 lines long.
Entries for prose should contain no less than 1000 and no more than 1400 words.

Poetry: Under 19 Prose: Under 19
First prize: €200, - First prize: €200, -
Second prize: €150, - Second prize: €150, -
Third prize: €100, - Third prize: €100, -
Poetry: Over 19 Poetry: Over 19
First prize: €200, - First prize: €200, -
Second prize: €150, - Second prize: €150, -
Third prize: €100, - Third prize: €100, -

An entry fee of €10,- (“ten euros”) will be charged for all entrants. 1€ (“one euro”) from this entry fee will be donated to a charity for children in need. All participants (under 19 and over 19) can submit a maximum of three texts.
The money should be transferred to:
Writers Ink. e.V., Account No. 1819994
Braunschweigische Landessparkasse, BLZ 250 500 00
IBAN: DE87 2505 0000 0001 8199 94
Note to payee: “DPP 2022”.
The fee must have been received before your entry can be processed.
Deadline: 15 May 2021, 11:59 p.m.
All work must be the entrant’s own writing and cannot have appeared in print, on a website (including blogs and/or social networking sites), have been
broadcasted, or submitted for publication or consideration elsewhere for the duration of the DPP 2022, which ends on Saturday, 11 June, 2022.
All work is to be submitted via email to: dpp2022@writers-ink.de
Entries are to consist of two separate WORD documents (PDF documents will not be accepted!) attached to one email. The first attachment will contain solely the
entry with title; the second will contain the title of the entry plus the author’s name, date of birth and contact details (email and postal addresses), and a short
biography. Both documents must state the title of the entry clearly.
Format: all prose entries are to be typed in Arial, 12 pt, and 1 1⁄2 spaces.
On confirmation of payment, your entry will be confirmed, assigned a number and made anonymous. Judges will not be privy to the entrant’s name until after the judging process has been completed.
Breach of any of the above named terms and conditions, or false declarations, will lead to disqualification. Writers Ink. e.V. will act in accordance with current
German data protection legislation as regards personal data.

Judging is by panel. Judges are appointed at the discretion of Writers Ink. e.V.
Writers of short-listed entries will be notified by 31 August 2021.
The winning entries will be announced at the Award Ceremony in Braunschweig on 11 June, 2022. Short-listed entrants are requested to confirm their
attendance at the Award Ceremony by May 1, 2022. Those unable to attend may nominate a representative.

The award ceremony will take place in the Dornse, Altstadtrathaus, Braunschweig on 11 June, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. All participants are cordially invited to attend.