Here's a quick post about a market I came across. Thought I'd spread the news...
The 10th Annual FundsforWriters Essay Contest seeks nonfiction submissions.
First prize $400. Five additional cash prizes. Zero entry fee and $5 entry fee categories. Theme: Diligence.
Limit 750 words. Email submissions only.
Guidelines at www.fundsforwriters.com/annualcontest.htm . Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Chosen by Writer's Digest for its 101 Best Websites for Writers designation for 2001-2011.
"Contests offer a barometer. Everyday people and seasoned scholars can enter the same competitions, both trying to step up another rung on that ladder. Even honorable mention is hope. It's a nod that what you fight to pen words at night, on weekends, at dawn before the family is up, your effort is deemed worthy."