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Saturday, May 28, 2011

EPIC ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS YEARLY COMPETITIONS

. Saturday, May 28, 2011

EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition™ is proud to announce the opening of its yearly contests for electronically published authors and young writers.

EPIC’s *eBook** Competition™* is the oldest competition honoring eBooks and the ePublishing industry and is a premier event for authors and publishing houses. This competition opens for entries June 1 and closes July 15.

“Literacy is close to the hearts of EPIC members and we are very proud of our *New Voices Young Writers Competition™*. It is the perfect forum for young people to learn the versatility of eBooks and to experience a taste of the ePublishing world,” states Competitions Chair, Debi Sullivan. The
competition encourages young people, whether in public, private or home-based schools, to read and write, to interact with their surroundings and explore their imagination. To enter, young writers need to be eleven (11) to eighteen (18) years of age. The *New Voices Young Writers Competition™* opens for entries August 1 and closes October 20. Continuing to inspire young people to be involved in all aspects of electronic publishing, EPIC also invites young artists (ages 11 to 18) to enter the *New Voices Cover Art Competition™*.  Artwork must be produced by any electronic method of pen, pencil, and ink, and entered in a JPG format. This competition opens for entries August 1 and closes October 20.

EPIC's *ARIANA Art Competition™* celebrates art from imaginative and eye-catching eBook covers with this prestigious award for superlative ePublishing artwork, applauding the finest artwork of eBook publishing.  This competition opens for entries June 1 and closes July 15.

EPIC’s annual conference*, EPICon**™*, invites industry professionals to share the latest eIndustry information, hone writing and editing skills, and explore new markets and promotional ideas. Keynote luncheon speakers range from world-renowned authors to established publishing houses to eBook and
print agents.

EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition™ was established in 1997 and is a global organization of published authors and industry-related professionals who actively advocate continuing education and further enlightenment of electronic publications. For more information about the
competitions and annual conference, please visit http://www.epicorg.com.

Contact:
-- Celia Kyle
Public Relations, EPIC

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