Wednesday, March 04, 2020


Dear Local Writer,

On behalf of the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the 2020 Essay Contest jury, I would like to thank you for entering 2020 Bethesda Essay Contest. Our jurors truly enjoyed the opportunity to read work from a vast selection of area writers.

We received over 200 entries and while we appreciate your writing, your work was not selected. We thank you for your interest and hope you will consider applying to next year’s Essay, Short Story and Poetry competitions when a new panel of judges will select the winners.

If you’d like to join us to hear some of the winning essays and short stories read aloud, the Awards Ceremony & Reception will be held on Friday, April 17th at The Writer’s Center at 7pm. The Writer’s Center is located at 4508 Walsh Street in Bethesda, MD. 
Thank you again for sharing your work. We wish you the best of luck in your writing.