(De)Caffeinated Confessions Writing Competition Prize List

Haven’t quite decided whether you’ll get your funny on and submit? Consider the prizes you could win! And remember, this competition benefits a little boy and his service dog, so you are a winner just for submitting.
The Gold medalist will receive: 

  • publication in On the Verge

their choice of a EITHER a not-so-humble caffeine bundle that includes: 

  • one Ninja Coffee Bar ($199.99  value) and
  • coffee beans, tea leaves, mug

OR

  • $150 cash

Silver medalist receives:

  • caffeine bundle including beans, leaves, mug OR
  • $45 cash
  • publication in On the Verge

Bronze medalist receives:

  • caffeine bundle including beans, leaves, mug OR
  • $35 cash
  • publication in On the Verge

This competition is based in the U.S. Out-of-country medalists will receive a cash option in place of bundles.

Please use the following guidelines when submitting:

  • One story per submission.
  • Submissions should not exceed 2000 words.
  • Submissions should be in pdf or docx format.
  • Do not put any identifying information in your submission document. Judging will be blind.
  • This competition is open to all ages. Kids, go ahead and share your parents’ embarrassing decaf moments with their permission.
  • Submissions should make me laugh and say, “Hey, me too.” The best writing is universal. The best caffeine is any caffeine.
  • You are welcome to submit as many times as you want. After all, this is a fundraiser!

Still not enough reason? Every submission in a Four Paws for Noah competition is an entry for our grand prize drawing. You don’t have to have a winning essay to get the grand prize. Details forthcoming.

Find the full listing and send in your submission on our Submittable page. And please pass it on.