The NLAPW sponsors national and branch level awards throughout the year. Check back with Art, Writing or Music pages for updates on contests open to members and non-members. Competitions are listed in order of entry deadline dates, so be sure to scroll down on each the Writing, Art and Music pages for more contests.
NLAPW Awards and Scholarships
NLAPW awards are established for the purpose of promoting professionalism in Art, Letters, and Music, encouraging talented women to pursue further education or other goals which affect their creative efforts. All are awarded in accordance with specific donor requirements.
The Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for the Mature Women, NLAPW, Inc.
Must be age 35 or older to receive this grant
Each applicant in Art, Letters or Music must send a letter stating that she will be age 35 or older during the calendar year 2014, is not a member of NLAPW or a member of the immediate family of an NLAPW member. She must state her background and purpose for the grant. Money from this grant must be used for the purpose stated in the letter of application. Entry must be accompanied by a check or money order for $35.00 payable to NLAPW, Inc with the memo line: Mature Woman Grant 2014. Do not send cash. Entry must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2013 in order to be considered. Winners will be announced at the NLAPW Biennial Convention in April, 2014. Those applying in multiple categories must send separate applications with entry fees for each. Send your complete application packet to the judge in the appropriate category:
Submit three 4×6 color prints (NO SLIDES) of your work. All work must have been created in full by the artist applying. Any or all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, original works on paper or sculpture. Photography: Submit three 8×10 prints. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. If you wish to have your prints returned, include a mailer with sufficient postage for their return. Do not send originals; send only copies.
Submit an article or short story not to exceed 2,500 words or of the first chapter of a nonfiction book or a novel. The chapter not to exceed 4,000 words and a detailed outline or synopsis must also be included. The work must have been created in full by the writer applying. The submission must have been written within the past five years. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. No manuscripts will be returned. Do not send originals; send only copies.
Submit scores of two published or unpublished musical compositions. All work must have been created in full by the composer applying. Each score should have a minimum performance time of 10 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes. Please include an audio MP3 or CD of the scores you are submitting. At least one of the scores must have been written in the past five years. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. If you wish to have your scores returned, include a mailer with sufficient postage for their return. Do not send originals; send only copies.
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The Helen Trueheart Cox Art Scholarship for Native American
Candidates must be female, between the ages of 17 and 24 and a member of a Native American tribe. It is awarded every two (2) years for a scholarship in art, and given to a Native American girl who is talented but lacks financial resources to further her education.
RULES and GUIDELINES will be posted by the Outreach Committee. The next award will be given in 2014.