Call for Entries | 2023 Smith Publicity Book Marketing Scholarship
Write a Persuasive Essay and Enter to Win Our 2023 Scholarship
We’re delighted to call for entries for the 2023 Smith Publicity Book Marketing Scholarship. The submission period will be open from March 6 to June 9, 2023.
The 2023 Essay Prompt:
“Is there a book that you think should be required reading for everyone? Write an essay persuading your audience to read this book.”
Our Smith Publicity Book Marketing Scholarship, established in 2013, is awarded to one high school senior or college/university student in the United States. To enter, you must write an original, compelling 1,000-1,500-word essay demonstrating persuasive writing and include a cover letter listing your name, school, and graduation year.
Persuasive Writing is the Foundation of Book Publicity
The scholarship competition’s essay prompt and requirement of a persuasive essay align with the work our book publicists do every day. Our PR pros become virtuosos at persuasive writing as they market books and pitch them to the media. As a result, our team will review and judge the essay submissions based on the quality of the writing and persuasion.
Our President, Marissa Eigenbrood, reminds PR and marketing students that writing persuasively is essential in our business. The other dimension of the scholarship contest’s prompt requiring entrants to recommend a book also connects to our work and interests. As book marketing professionals, we’re always interested in hearing about people’s “must-reads.”
Smith Publicity Gives Back to the Book PR Industry
Together with our free-to-attend book marketing webinar series and informational blog articles on numerous PR topics, the annual scholarship competition is a way to give back to our industry. Our CEO Sandy Poirier Smith points out we’re delighted to offer the annual scholarship to one dedicated student as a small part of supporting their pursuit of higher education.
Since our founding by Dan Smith in 1997, we’ve dedicated ourselves to advancing the art and science of promoting high-quality books. Our team has pioneered many publicity techniques in wide use today, and each year we expand our methods. Ensuring our clients’ books break through in a crowded marketplace and reach their target readers is the essence of our work.
2023 Scholarship Competition Entry Details
For detailed competition entry instructions, please visit the Book Marketing Scholarship page on the Smith Publicity website https://www.smithpublicity.com/about-book-marketing-company/smith-publicitys-2023-book-marketing-scholarship/
All applicants must send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 9, 2023. The winner will be notified by June 30, 2023.