How to Enter

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Thank you for your interest in the OCW 2015 Cascade Writing Contest! Entries are now closed and judges are eagerly devouring them. If you entered and paid by 11:59PM March 31, 2015, you will be contacted with the results. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Below is the information from this year’s contest – feel free to peruse them in anticipation of next year. And, as always, please be sure to craft your entry around the contest rules and scoring sheets listed below. 

Follow these steps to enter OCW Cascade Writing Contest. Before you do either, however, be sure to thoroughly review the Contest Rules and Scoring Sheet!

Step 1: Entry

Fill out one entry form per submission. Per contest rules, entries must adhere to contest guidelines. Once you have filled out and submitted your entry forms for each entry, proceed to the next step for payment.

Step 2: Payment

Please submit payment through our Cascade Contest Online Payment Page. If you are unable to pay online, contact for another payment option.

Step 3: Submission

If your submission is a published book, please submit payment online, and mail three (3) copies of your book to the OCW Contest address. (Finalists will be asked to submit two extra copies of their books.)

For published books: mail three (3) copies for each entry to the following address:

OCW Cascade Writing Contest
PO Box 719
Pleasant Hill, OR 97455

Books must be postmarked by March 31, 2015 to qualify. Nothing sent to this address will be returned. Any materials subject to the electronic submission process that are sent to this address will automatically be disqualified and will not be returned.

All other submissions must follow the electronic submission process.

Thank you for your participation in the Cascade Writing Contest! It is our hope you will receive valuable feedback and be encouraged in your writing journey!

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