Perfumed Plume Awards Open for Submission

Now entering its second year, the Perfumed Plume Awards For Fragrance Journalism have begun accepting submissions for awards in six different categories.

Presented to editors and journalists who have written and published exceptional stories that bring to life the craft, inspiration, emotion and sensory journey that is at the heart of fragrance creation, the prize was co-founded in 2015 by Lyn Leigh and Mary Ellen Lapsansky.

Winners will be chosen in six different categories, with winners receiving a prize of $1,000 each and an Apogee pen from Cross.

Recognizing media excellence which raises consumer awareness about the art and craft of scent, “the awards celebrate stories that give readers an inside view of the cultural, historical and personal approaches to fragrance design," said Lapsansky,   

To be eligible, fragrance articles must have been written in English and have appeared in consumer publications (print, digital, blog) that have a large U.S. audience. They are also expected to provide information about scent in an original, creative and unique style that captures the attention of the consumer. 

“While we love to read all about the new must-have designer or celebrity scents, fragrance can and does inspire a million more fascinating, intriguing, thought-provoking narratives written by incredibly talented writers who take us on a real journey of discovery,” said Leigh. “The Perfumed Plume Award is all about recognizing and celebrating one art form [examining] another art form.”

Those wishing to have their fragrant prose considered are allowed to submit no more than one article per category, with a minimum word-count of 500. Articles are to have been published between January 2016 and December 2016.
Fragrance Books are also eligible for the award, with both fiction and non-fiction books being accepted. A $35.00 processing fee is required for each article/book offered up to the judges and submissions close Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
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Award Categories
-  Scent Stories in Mainstream Media - Magazines*
-  Scent Stories in Mainstream Media - Newspapers*
-  Digital Media (Digital Magazines, Blog Postings, Webzines)
-  Visualization of Scent Stories - Overall Design Presentation
- ‘Science of Scent’ Stories in Mainstream Media - Magazines/Newspapers
-  Fragrance Books


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