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Conversely Antidote Essay Contest
Annual contest for essays about female-male romantic relationships. Word limits: 750 (minimum), 2,000 (maximum). Cash prizes total $375. Entry fee: $7.50. Deadline: June 30.

Cup of Comfort Collections
Seeks true stories on various topics. Winning stories are published. Each collection has a grand prize of $500. All other published contributors receive $100 each. No reading fees. Length: 1,000 to 2,000 words. Deadlines vary.

Daniel Singer Prize
Original essays, in any language, are invited on the theme: "What Is the Soul of Socialism?" Cash prize: $5,000. Deadline: August 31st. No entry fees.

Event Creative Non-Fiction Contest
Annual contest for creative non-fiction offers $1,500 in prize money, plus publication. Maximum length: 5,000 words. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: April 15, 2004.

Future Thinking Writing Contest
An annual essay contest offers prize money of $65,000 for original prose on a given theme. The topic for 2003 was "Do We Need Nature?" Next deadline: August, 2004. No entry fees.

ISCID Essay Contests
ISCID sponsors annual essay contests on complexity, information, and design. Cash prizes are $1000 undergraduate and $2000 graduate. Deadline: June 1.

Nonfiction Writers Contest
ForthWrite Literary Agency sponsors a contest for aspiring nonfiction writers, who reside west of the Mississippi. Limit: 90 pages. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: May 28.

Power of Purpose Worldwide Essay Competition
Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, this contest seeks original essays on the importance of noble purpose in life and in nature. Cash prizes total US$500,000, including a grand prize of US$100,000. Word limit: 3,500. No entry fee. Deadline: May 31, 2004.

U.S. Naval Institute Annual Essay and Photo Contests
A number of essay contests are conducted throughout the year. Winning entries are published monthly in "Proceedings" magazine.

Write-Way Writers' Essay Contest
Seeks short essays on the theme, "Cinema Hits and Movie Misses". This theme is open to a wide number of acceptable interpretations. Maximum length: 1,000 words. No entry fees. Cash prizes total: $225. Winning entries will be published in a "Film Index" book. Deadline: January 31, 2006.

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