American Writers & Artists Institute Announces 2011 “$10K Spec Challenge” Winner

Mindy Tyson-McHorse was named winner during recent ceremony at AWAI’s FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair.

Delray Beach, FL – November 18, 2011 – American Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI),, today announced their 2011 “$10K Spec Challenge Winner”, Mindy Tyson-McHorse, of Albuquerque, NM.

To win the challenge, Mindy submitted a possible promotion, or sales letter, for the FastTrack to Success Copywriting Bootcamp. Of the many submissions, Mindy’s letter was chosen and sent to AWAI’s members to promote the event.

“Along with being a talented writer, Mindy is what I consider a dream freelancer – she thinks beyond the project she's assigned – always trying to figure out how to make the campaign even more successful, she's constantly presenting new ideas, and she ALWAYS meets her deadlines,” said AWAI Co-Managing Partner Rebecca Matter.

Mindy, a six-figure copywriter and familiar face to AWAI members through her work on The Writer’s Life and Wealthy Web Writer publications, had this to say about her award:

“Winning is the most incredible validation I’ve experienced, because I did it in my own way, on my own time. It’s like Bob Bly says — ‘Copywriting isn’t a career, because there’s no career path.’ I’ve since realized this is a lifestyle choice and that everything good that happens now is because I took the initiative to DO something. Although I have to say I got a ton of support and encouragement from AWAI, from copywriting colleagues, and from my family, for which I’m incredibly grateful!”

For those who missed this year’s award ceremony, AWAI's 2012 FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp will take place October 24- 27, 2012 in Delray Beach, FL.

To learn more about AWAI’s “$10K Spec Challenge” Award or Bootcamp, please visit or call 1-866-879-2924.

About American Writers & Artists Institute
American Writers and Artists Institute (AWAI),, has been publishing direct-response copywriting and graphic design home-study programs since 1997. Their mission is to help people develop the critical skills to acquire financial security, independence and freedom. AWAI equips members with the tools and connections necessary to land clients, start working professionally, and earn money fast. And through their free site, businesses can find and hire skilled AWAI members quickly and easily. For a complete list of programs and more information about AWAI, please visit the site or call (866) 879-2924.

Media Contact: AWAI Marketing Team,

Published: November 18, 2011