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MAJOR FUNDING PROVIDED BY BARNES & NOBLE

Literary Prize Sponsorship Categories

 

 

Presenting Sponsor

 

MAJOR FUNDING PROVIDED BY BARNES & NOBLE

Gold Sponsor 

•• Recognized and listed as a Gold Sponsor of Dan’s Literary Prize

•• Industry category exclusivity

•• Logo recognition on ads promoting the event in all Manhattan Media publications.

•• Gold Sponsor of the event will be on all collateral materials, event signage at Guild Hall during the event, press releases, etc. that are produced for Dan’s Literary Prize by Dan’s Papers.

 

Digital Recognition

• Top-tier logo recognition on the Dan’s Literary Prize Homepage with a link to the company’s website.

•• Top-tier logo or line-listing recognition (where applicable) in the flyer, and email blasts promoting the event sent to the following email databases (Manhattan Media, Dan’s Papers Newsletter, literary contest entrants)

• A 300 x 250 “box” ad on the contest submission page or home page (sponsors choice) of Dan’s Literary Prize web site.

• Logo recognition on the SPONSORS page of Dan’s Literary Prize webpages.

•• A “box” ad on danspapers.com run of site for 60 days beginning May 1st.

• Two proprietary email blasts during a 90 day period (May 1st to August 1st) to Dan’s Papers Newsletter database.

• Three sponsored Facebook posts during the Memorial Day to Labor Day season.

•• The opportunity to promote your participation in the event on your company’s Website

 

Print Recognition

• One full page color ad in Dan’s Papers

• Prominent name recognition on the Dan’s Literary Prize flyer, poster and postcards that will be distributed across the East End and at libraries throughout Long Island.

• Recognition in Dan’s Literary Prize Program distributed to all guests attending the awards ceremony (approx 400); one half page, prominently placed acknowledgement ad in the program.

 

On-Site Recognition

• Prominent name recognition at the John Drew Theater, East Hampton during the awards ceremony (manner and placement TBD)

• Company recognized and thanked for their support from stage during the awards ceremony by one of the presenters.

 

Media Recognition

• Gold Sponsor of the event will be in all press releases produced by Dan’s Papers for the event.

• The opportunity to produce press releases promoting company participation in the event (all such releases are subject to prior approval by Dan’s Papers)

 

Tickets

• Four orchestra seats to the August Awards Ceremony at Guild Hall will be reserved for Platinum Sponsors.

 

Silver Sponsors 

• Recognized and listed as a Silver Sponsor of Dan’s Literary Prize

• Silver Sponsor of the event will be on all collateral materials, event signage at Guild Hall during the event, press releases, etc. that are produced for Dan’s Literary Prize by Dan’s Papers.

• Logo recognition on ads promoting the event in all Manhattan Media publications, estimated media value of $200,000.

 

Digital Recognition

• Top-tier logo recognition on the Dan’s Literary Prize Homepage with a link to the company’s website.

• Top-tier logo or line-listing recognition (where applicable) in the flyer, and email blasts promoting the event sent to the following email databases (Manhattan Media, Dan’s Papers Newsletter)

• A 300 x 125 ad on the Dan’s Literary Prize webpages. (location TBD)

• Logo recognition on the SPONSORS page of Dan’s Literary Prize webpages.

• One proprietary email blasts during a 90 day period from May to August to Dan’s Papers Newsletter database

• The opportunity to promote your participation in the event on your company’s Website

 

Print Recognition

• One half page color ad in Dan’s Papers

• Prominent name recognition on the Dan’s Liteary Prize flyer, poster and postcards that will be distributed across the East End , and libraries throughout Long Island.

• Recognition in Dan’s Literary Prize Program distributed to all guests attending the awards ceremony (approx 400); one half page, prominently-placed acknowledgement ad in the program.

 

On-Site Recognition

• Prominent event signage at the John Drew Theater, East Hampton during the awards ceremony (manner and placement TBD)

 

Media Recognition

• Silver Sponsor of the event will be in all press releases produced by Dan’s Papers for the event.

• The opportunity to produce press releases promoting company participation in the event (all such releases are subject to prior approval by Dan’s Papers)

 

Tickets

• Four orchestra seats to the August Awards Ceremony at Guild Hall will be reserved for Silver Sponsors.

 

Bronze Sponsor 

• Recognized and listed as a Bronze Sponsor of Dan’s Literary Prize

 

Digital Recognition

• Top-tier line-listing recognition in the flyer, and email blasts promoting the event sent to the following email databases (Manhattan Media, Dan’s Papers Newsletter)

• Logo recognition on the SPONSORS page of Dan’s Literary Prize webpages.

•• The opportunity to promote your participation in theevent on your company’s Website

 

• One third of a page color ad in Dan’s PapersPrint Recognition

• Prominent name recognition on the Dan’s Literary Prize flyer, poster and postcards that will be distributed across the East End, and libraries throughout Long Island.

 

 

On-Site Recognition• Company name included on the event signage in the lobby of the John DrewTheater, East Hampton during the awards ceremony (manner and placement TBD)Media Recognition• Bronze Sponsors of the event will be included in ainitial press release produced by Manhattan Media for the event.

• The opportunity to produce press releases promoting company participation in the event (all such releases are subject to prior approval by Dan’s Papers)

 

Tickets

• Two orchestra seats to the August Awards Ceremony at Guild Hall will be reserved for Bronze Sponsors.

 

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 2013 Click on a Cover to Read


The Submissions Period for the 2014 Dan’s Literary Prize is now complete.  Stay tuned for the announcement of winners.

 

 

Watch highlights of the 2013 Awards Ceremony

 

In the early evening  of August 24, as storm clouds gathered over East Hampton and the rain began, those in this community interested in the Dan’s Papers Literary Prize for Non-Fiction finally learned who won the $5,000 first prize.   They assembled in the 350 seat John Drew Theatre in East Hampton, and for a time they listened to Caroline Doctorow sing to them from the stage as those running the Literary Prize award ceremony prepared the evening.  It would all unfold beginning at 8 pm.

It was surprising how much had gone into keeping the names of these winners secret.    The nearly 400 entries had all been received, a great flurry of more than a hundred of them just before the July 31 deadline, they had gone out to the judges and been scored.  I then tallied the results.  And so I knew by August 10.  But I wasn’t telling anybody.   Except for Ellen deGuardi, Marketing Director at Dan’s Papers, who oversaw the creation of the winning trophy and the framed runners up certificates.

While Caroline played, people in the audience could have read the full name of the winner on the brass plaque attached to the trophy on a table onstage.   But it was covered with masking tape.   Backstage, the framed runner up awards with the winners names were upside down on a table.  Even the presenters would not know who won until they opened the sealed envelopes.

Now it was time.  As Carolyn finished her last song, I came onstage and explained how this contest had come about.  We had been honoring artists in this community with artwork on the covers of Dan’s Papers for twenty five years.  Now we were honoring the writers.   The entries had to be between 600 and 1500 words, had to reference eastern Long Island in meaningful ways, and had to be non-fiction: biographies, memories, memoirs, reporting, histories.

I next introduced National Book Award author E. L. Doctorow, who came to the podium and presented a learned speech about both fiction and non-fiction, talking about the passion involved in writing and the need to do it if you feel that passion.  He cited examples of different authors in history who had produced works in either one or the other mode or both.

When Mr. Doctorow finished, I introduced Joan Baum, one of this community’s best known book reviewers, and she opened the envelope and announced that the winner for first runner up was Eve Eliot for her story “Why the East End is an Excellent Place to Die.”   Eve came up to the stage and accepted the framed certificate, a cash award of $500 and a gift Nook from Barnes & Noble, the company that provided major funding for the prize, and then spoke to the crowd.

Second runner up, presented by former ad agency President and Sag Harbor Express columnist James Marquardt, went to Joe Carson for “The Naked Kingdom.”

And the grand prize, $5,000 and the trophy, went to Springs resident Susan Duff for “Moving Through Water.”

Emmy award winning broadcaster Pia Lindstrom then came out and, sitting on a stool stage left, slowly and movingly read “Moving Through Water” aloud to the audience.

And so it ended, with Caroline Doctorow on stage again to sing the audience, the winners and the partipants out to the lobby for wine and cheese and from there out into the rain.

Besides Barnes & Noble, this event was sponsored by Hampton Jitney, Bridgehampton National Bank, Southampton Inn, Ben Krupinski Builders, cable network Discovery America, Southampton Mini, Audi Southampton, BMW of Southampton and Porsche of Southampton.

Watch highlights of the 2012 Awards Ceremony for Dan’s Papers

 

 

Dan’s Papers is pleased to announce that James Keith Phillips is the winner of the first Dan’s Papers $6,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction. The award ceremony took place at The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York this weekend in front of a packed house. James Keith Phillips’ winning essay was called “Magic Shirts.” The two runners up were Jean Ely for “Waiting For The Ferry” and Susan Cohen for “Littoral Drifter.”

Cohen and Ely each received a $500 prize. Phillips, who is a member of the Shinnecock Nation, received $5000. More than 400 entries of short nonfiction (600 to 1500 words) were entered in this contest, which required entrants to reference the East End of Long Island in a meaningful way. Dan Rattiner, the founder and editor in chief of Dan’s Papers, opened the event by noting that for the last 25 years, Dan’s Papers has showcased artists on the cover of the publication, and now wants to give a similar honor to showcase the writers.

The awards ceremony featured a speech by best-selling author Robert Caro, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award for his biographies of Robert Mosesand Lyndon Johnson. Caro was also the Honorary Chair of the 2012 Dan’s Papers Prize for Nonfiction.

“As far as we know this is the first literary prize ever offered on the eastern end of Long Island for short literary nonfiction,” he said.

Len Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, presented the trophy to the winner of the event and spoke at length before doing so. He spoke about the power of regular, everyday people as writers; being impressed with the quality of the entries to the contest; and how he looks forward to this award’s continuing into the future.

After the presentation, the winning entry was read aloud by Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist Pia Lindstrom.

The judges for the first year competition were as follows: Martin Shepard of The Permanent Press, author Chris Knopf, radio personality Bonnie Grice, book reviewer Joan Baum, editor Elise D’Haene, and Jim Marquardt, the Chairman of Marquardt and Roche Advertising, along with Len Riggio of Barnes & Noble.

 


 

 

RULES FOR 2014

•The 2014 competition is open for entries between March 1, 2014 and July 21, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

•There is a $25 fee per each submission to enter. Individuals may enter up to 3 submissions.

•For 2014, entries must be submitted digitally via the submission form in the enter section. Copy and paste from your word processing program into the field provided on the submission form. The form will automatically detect how many words are present.

•Entries must all be prose. No poetry, please.

•Each work must be between 600 and 1500 words and can be any sort of nonfiction, including autobiography, biography, account of a day, opinion, history, profile of a person or institution, memoir, essay or humor. It may be an excerpt from a previously published work but can only be considered as an entry if permission is granted to the competition for its use.

•The works must reference, in some meaningful way, eastern Long Island.

•All works submitted will remain the property of the writer or their agents. However, writers submitting to win the Dan’s Papers $6,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction grant Dan’s Papers the right to publish the submissions in Dan’s Papers and any of its publications, on danspapers.com and its digital affiliates, understanding that the pieces will become part of the permanent archive of Dan’s Papers, its websites and its affiliates and may reappear in retrospective issues and in digital archives, and that in submitting each writer agrees to their pieces’ use in such ways.

•The work of deceased writers will not be eligible. Entries by anonymous writers will not be eligible. Works by employees of Dan’s Papers and Manhattan Media will not be eligible. Works of poetry will not be eligible. All entrants must attest to the originality of the work submitted.

•Winners will be determined by an independent panel of judges. One first-place award and two second-place awards will be given.

•Dan’s Papers reserves the right to publish select entries, as determined by the editors, in Dan’s Papers and online at danspapers.com, together with an author biography and thumbnail photo, as promotion for the prize throughout the duration of the submission period. An honorarium of $50 will be paid to the author of any work published in this manner. Such publication and usage in no way relates to the judging process nor implies that an entry has won any award.

•All contestants grant Dan’s Papers the right to publish any entries to the Dan’s Papers Literary Prize for Nonfiction in forthcoming digital and print collections, including but not limited to the 2014 DAN’S HAMPTONS REVIEW literary journal.