ACPC LITERARY COMPETITION WINNERS for 2013
Henry Joseph Tyszka
These short stories are 1st place winners from 2 affiliates:
Lancelot Du Lac -- by Henry Joseph Tyszka, First Place Winner Friends of Polish Art (Detroit, MI)
Estelle-Wachtel Torres, MD Literary Competition read the story
Jewish Krakow -- by Elizabeth Elkins, Polish Heritage Society of Rochester NY, winner -- read the story
ACPC LITERARY COMPETITION
History: The Literary Competition was established in 1995 by Estelle Wachtel-Torres MD in memory of her father, Stanley Zenon Wachtel. ( read his complete biography ) Mr. Wachtel was a pioneer of Chicago's Polish Theatre. In Detroit, he became the long-time producer of the Polish Language Radio Program on WJLB, WEXL and WNBC. Plus, he was a lead writer as well as an announcer on Polish radio. Gertrude Wachtel, his spouse, was also active in the theatre and looked after the finances of the programs.
Purpose: The Literary Competition was originally established to foster the endeavors of Polish American Youth in the fields of journalism and/or literature. However, the participating affiliate may determine the age limit in the rules of their own literary competition. The American Council for Polish Culture will match the first prize awards up to $250.00 per affiliate on an annual basis.
Criteria: For a matching award, the affiliate must notify the current Literary Competition Chair (listed in the ACPC directory) with the following criteria.
- A notification of the date of the competition.
- Rules of its competition.
- The size of the award.
- The winner's name and any other requested data must be forwarded after the judging.
- Forward a copy of the winning entry plus a photo of the 1st place recipient to the Literary Competition Chair via an e-mail attachment to:
Carolyn L. Meleski firstname.lastname@example.org