Robert Benchley Society Humor Writing Competition

The Robert Benchley Society has opened its 2012 Humor Writing Competition. Entries to the contest should be “Benchleyesque (in the sense of reflecting the Benchley style and humor).”

Comedian Arte Johnson will serve as celebrity judge and present awards at the Ninth Robert Benchley Society International Annual Gathering, to be held this autumn in Los Angeles.

The deadline to enter is April Fools’ Day (April 1, 2012). For complete rules visit  Winners will receive a plaque and first place winner receives a trip to LA to attend the Annual Gathering and Award Ceremony.

Robert Benchley was a 20th Century American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker. He influenced many modern humorists with his essays and articles and is also acclaimed for his success with short films. The Robert Benchley Society aims to discuss and appreciate his work.





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