Ella T. Grasso Literary Award: On the Italian-American Experience

The purpose of this award is to recognize the writing of essays and short stories on the Italian-American Experience. This could include personal recollection, thoughts on being an Italian-American or appreciation of one's own Italian heritage.

Eligibility: Any living United States Citizen over the age of eighteen is eligible to submit entries. Members of UNICO National or their spouses are excluded.

Prizes: Three prizes will be awarded: First Prize of $1,500; Second Prize of $750; and Third Prize of $500. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2001.

Rules: The following rules apply:

  • All entries must be original, unpublished essays or short stories of not less than 1,500 nor more than 2,000 words.
  • Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, originality, literary merit and suitability for publication.
  • The topic must relate to the Italian-American Experience.
  • All entries must be submitted on double-spaced, typewritten form in duplicate on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
  • Written entries become the property of UNICO National for purposes of publication in the UNICO magazine or any supplement. Authors retain the right for publication elsewhere.
  • Each entry must include the author's name, address, telephone number and a signed statement that the eligibility requirements have been met.
  • All entries must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2001, and mailed to:

UNICO National

Ella T. Grasso Literary Award Contest

72 Burroughs Place

Bloomfield, NJ 07003-3496

Phone: (973) 748-9144

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