Call for Nominations: The Larry Neal Writers’ Award

By Editorial Team on February 12, 2019

Deadline: Fri, 29 March 2019

Deadline for Nominations: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4pm  

The Larry Neal Writers’ Award, a part of the Mayor’s Arts Awards, commemorates the artistic legacy and vision of Larry Neal, the renowned author, academic and former Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH). Awards are presented for the artistic excellence of adult, youth and teen writers residing in the District of Columbia. Awardees will be announced at the 34th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the District of Columbia (“District”) on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. Artists and Organizations will be recognized in seven categories: Excellence in Visual Arts, Excellence in Performance Arts, Excellence in Creative Industries, Excellence in Arts Education, Excellence in the Humanities, The Larry Neal Writers’ Award (Youth and Adult Awards). Special Honoree Awards will also be presented to individuals and organizations, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to DC’s arts, humanities and creative industries.

All nominations must be submitted online.

For more information and to submit a nomination for the Larry Neal Writers’ Award, please visit:

Please note, nominations for the Larry Neal Writers’ Award (youth and adult) are reviewed and scored separately.