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The Wedding Gown Project Writing Competition IN THE NEWS

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Brides, if you’re getting married before November 30, 2011, you have time to submit your story to the following:

What did you wear on your wedding day – a homemade dress, a thrift shop find or an expensive purchase?  Through “The Wedding Gown Project:  One Day, One Dream, One Dress,” a writing competition sponsored by author and documentarian Donna Guthrie, women can share the importance of buying, making, fitting, wearing, storing or passing down one’s beloved wedding dress. 

“Whether you are a bride-to-be or your wedding took place more than 50 years ago, every married woman has a story about what she wore on her wedding day.  Through ‘The Wedding Gown Project’ I want to know why the wedding gown is so important to brides today – and is it still important years after their wedding day,” states Guthrie.

“The Wedding Gown Project:  One Day, One Dream, One Dress” writing competition is a non-fiction, memoir, blogging, essay-style contest for any person who is currently planning on buying a wedding dress or has worn a wedding gown.  Guthrie is compiling these stories for a documentary she will be working on in 2012. Entries must not exceed 500 words. Only original and previously unpublished work will be accepted.  All entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2011 and mailed to The Wedding Dress Project, PO Box 7288, Colorado Springs, CO  80933 to be included in the competition.

Three prizes will be awarded no later than February 1, 2012: First prize: $250.00; Second Prize: $100.00; and Third Prize:  $50.00. A diverse team of authors and industry experts will be looking for humor, sensitivity and new insights in the award-winning entries.

For more information, contest rules and an entry form, please visit