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Poetry Out Loud 2015 – Contest For High School Student

Contest Name: Poetry Out Loud 2015

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Poetry Out Loud 2015 is here! High school students across Southwest Louisiana are needed for this highly competitive poetry recitation contest. Interested schools, students, and parents need to contact the Arts Council at 337-439-2787 for further information.

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Poetry Out Loud began in 2005 when the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation came together to yield a program that would challenge high school students to study and memorize poetry in a competitive setting while building public speaking skills, confidence, and character.

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For students to compete at Regional’s, the schools must register their own Poetry Out Loud competition with the Arts Council. For more information on Poetry Out Loud or the Regional Competition, contact the Arts Council office at (337) 439-2787.

source: http://www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org/events/poetry-out-loud/

Poetry Writing Contest

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Essay Contest For High School Senior & Teacher

If you had the opportunity to bring any person — past or present, fictional or nonfictional — to your hometown, who would you bring and why? Tell us what you would share with that person.Submit completed essays to essay@autobodyhawaii.com. Contest Deadline is April 30th 2015.

Contest Name: Auto Body Hawaii Annual High School Senior & Teacher Essay Contest

Each spring Auto Body Hawaii sponsors an essay writing contest to provide West Hawaii’s graduating High School Seniors the opportunity to showcase their writing skills for the chance to win cash for post-graduation expenses. The contest is also open to teachers of ALL grade levels. The teacher with the winning essay will also win a cash prize to buy additional supplies your class may need as well as a gift certificate for a Super Wash Detailing Service

Essay Contest For High School Senior & Teacher
 ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS
ESSAY DUE DATE STATED ON ESSAY FLYERS


HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS

Showcase your writing skills for the chance to win $500. Email your essay
to essay@autobodyhawaii.com by stated due date
. Write “Senior Essay” in
the subject line of your email message.

WEST HAWAII SCHOOL TEACHERS 

We know often you choose to spend your own money to buy additional
supplies your classes need. Auto Body Hawaii would like to help, we are
providing you the opportunity to win $500, as well as a gift certificate for a
Super Wash Detailing Service; to spend in your classroom as you see fit by
participating in our annual essay contest.

Email your essay to essay@autobodyhawaii.com by stated due date.
Write
“Teacher Essay” in the subject line of your email message.

Essay Contest Rules 

The length of the essay must be between 650-750 words. Only one essay
submission will be accepted per student. All words will be counted. All
entries must be submitted as an electronic file in either Microsoft Word or
MAC Pages format. Once essays are submitted they may not be re-
submitted for any reason. The heading of the essay must include the
following: Title, Name of Student or Teacher, Contact Info (Address, Phone
Number, email address), School Attending.

Essays will be judged on Content using the Following Scale of Points:

Practically of proposal – 45

Originality – 25

Subject matter well organized/clarity of presentation – 15

Knowledge of subject – 15

Essay Contest is open to all High School graduating senior students &
Teachers (all grade levels) from the following West Hawaii High Schools. For detail visit here

Official Rules 

Participation in contest and acceptance of prize constitutes each entrant’s
and winner’s permission to use his/her name, likeness, photograph,
biographical information, essay, and/or any statements made by each
winner regarding the Contest or Auto Body Hawaii for advertising and
promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except
where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and all prize winners
agree to release and hold harmless Auto Body Hawaii, their respective
advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies,
subsidiaries,affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors,
assigns, employees,officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss,
harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without
limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur
in connection with, or participation in contest, or possession, acceptance
and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any contest-related activity
and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of
privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other
intellectual property-related cause of action. Entrants who do not comply
with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Contest in any
way, may be disqualified.

Essay results & scoring will not be made public or available. Official
representatives of Auto Body Hawaii reserve the right to decline to select a
contest winner.
Questions can be sent to:
essay@autobodyhawaii.com

source: http://autobodyhawaii.com/essay-contest/
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Writing Contest 2015

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Writing Contest 2015 For Maine High School Juniors

Contest Name: Writing Contest For Maine High School Juniors
Deadline: January 28, 2015
Prize: Any award that totals over $600 will be subject to an IRS 1099 form
Categories: Students are invited to submit a short story, work of non-fiction, or poem.
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Writing Contest 2015 For Maine High School Juniors

A Journey into Writing offers Maine high school juniors the opportunity to compete for a $2,500 cash award and designation as the Governor’s Young Writer of the Year.

Sponsored by the Maine Community College System, with financial support from U.S. Cellular, A Journey into Writing is designed to encourage and celebrate the creativity of Maine’s next generation of writers. Students are invited to submit a short story, work of non-fiction, or poem. Submissions may not be more than 1,500 words

Students may submit entries between December 29, 2014 and January 28, 2015. Additional details about the contest can be found here:
Contest Rules and Submission Guidelines

Eligibility

You must be a Maine resident and enrolled as a junior in the Fall of 2014 at a public or private high school in Maine.

If home schooled, you must be a Maine resident and at least 16 years of age at the time of submission and you cannot turn 17 before December 31, 2014.

Deadline: 2014-2015

Dates for 2014-2015 will be announced soon. The submission deadline is typically in January.

How to submit an entry

A completed Entry Form must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word and sent as an attachment to writing@mccs.me.edu. Incomplete entry forms and entries received by mail or fax will not be accepted.

Submission guidelines

Entrants may submit an original poem, essay, or short story (fiction or creative non-fiction). Entries must not exceed 1,500 words in length and must use 12 point font and be single spaced.

Only one submission per entrant is allowed. The submitted piece must represent the original thoughts, research, and writing of the author and not be the work product in whole or in part of another individual.

Entrants will receive electronic confirmation that their materials arrived; however, because of the volume of submissions, only those selected as finalists will be informed of the contest outcome.

Please Note: Review of entries is not intended to provide critical feedback. All decisions of the review panel and judges are final.

Evaluation guidelines

  • What does a “Superior Entry” look like?
  • Superior writing is creative: Engages the reader and captures his/her attention; is emotionally compelling; contains original thoughts and ideas; and projects a sense of personal authenticity.
  • Superior writing entertains and instructs: Serves to help the reader achieve insight or enhanced understanding; contains layers of meaning; avoids didactic lessons or heavy-handed moralizing.
  • Superior writing uses literary techniques effectively: Language is fresh, vivid, interesting, and free of clichés; it contains specific details to develop images of people, places, time periods, ideas; the writing “shows” rather than “tells”.
  • Superior writing is well-organized: Writing achieves a sense of coherence; the organization may be conventional or unconventional, but it is always easy for the reader to follow and achieves a sense of unity or completeness.
  • Superior writing utilizes mechanics of Standard Written English: Correct usage in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.

Please be aware:

Any award that totals over $600 will be subject to an IRS 1099 form. The recipient must provide a valid social security number. All taxes for any award that is subject to IRS taxation will be the responsibility of the recipient.

Publication and public recognition are central to the purpose and role of the Journey into Writing contest, thus all entrants are deemed to grant consent to publication and to participation in such public recognition.

Application form
Previous winners and their entries

JIW Contact:

writing@mccs.me.edu
Maine Community College System
323 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-629-4000

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2015 Short Story Writing Competitions for JuniorYoung Poetry Contest Winning Poems Will be Published

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2015 Short Story Writing Competitions for Junior

Contest Name: 8th Annual Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Age Categories: Category 1 Ages 19 – 21
Category 2 Ages 17 – 18
Category 3 Ages 15 – 16
Category 4 Ages 13 – 14
Category 5 Ages 11 – 12
Category 6 Ages 9 – 10

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2015 Short Story Writing Competitions for Junior

Category 1 Ages 19 – 21*
Top 8 writers will each receive a certificate of achievement and be acknowledged on this website. First place writer will be published on this website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement. See rules below.

*You can be no more than 21 years old on June 30, 2014.

Category 2 Ages 17 – 18
Top 8 writers will each receive certificate of achievement and be acknowledged on this website. First place writer will be published on this website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement. See rules below.

“Not just an instruction manual, and not just a fantasy novel, this book combines two completely different genres into one wholly enjoyable read that I highly recommend for any person pursuing a writing career.”

Category 3 Ages 15 – 16


Top 8 writers will each receive a certificate of achievement and be acknowledged on this website. First place writer will be published on this website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement. See rules below.

Category 4 Ages 13 – 14

Top 8 writers will each receive a certificate of achievement and be acknowledged on this website. First place writer will be published on this website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement. See rules below.

Category 5 Ages 11 – 12


Top 8 writers will each receive a certificate of achievement and be acknowledged on this website. First place writer will be published on this website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement. See rules below.

Category 6 Ages 9 – 10


Top 8 writers will each receive a certificate of achievement and be acknowledged on this website. First place writer will be published on this website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. 

2015 International Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest Rules

Please read the rules and follow them carefully or your story will not be judged.

  • Contest closes at midnight on June 30, 2015 (Pacific Time). Late entries not accepted.
  • FREE to enter If you wish to have feedback on your story and find out your score, you need to purchase the feedback option for $15 CAD in the LTC Store. Details are below the rules. 
  • One story per person.
  • Story must be in English.
  • Contest is open to anyone between 9 and 21 years old as of June 30, 2015. Proof of age may be required.
  • It does not matter where you call home. Entries from every country are welcome.
  • Your story can be about anything you like. Be creative, be bold and have fun. We don’t judge the subject of your story, just how well you write it. But remember that it will be judged according to the criteria for a short story. This is not a contest for scripts, poems, essays or other types of writing. Please send your best work. Revise. Edit. No first drafts please.
  • Maximum length is 1,000 words. Stories longer than 1,000 words will not be judged, no exceptions. Your title and contact information do not count toward the 1,000 words. Edit your story down to 1,000 words. Cut all empty or extra words that do not add to setting, plot, or characterization.
  • Formatting. No images, illustrations or fancy fonts. Keep it easy to read. Not sure which font to use? Try Times New Roman 12 point. Please view a sample of the recommended way to format your manuscript. Watch this video by Laura to see common manuscript formatting mistakes.
  • Include the following information at the top of the first page of your story. Stories that do not have this information at the top of the first page will not be judged, no exceptions.
  1. Word count
  2. Name
  3. Age on June 30, 2015
  4. Email address
  5. Mailing address
  6. Phone number
  7. Title
  8. Privacy Note: Your contact information is only used for communicating contest information to you. After the winners are announced, your contact information will be deleted from our records. If you wish to stay in touch year-round, or find out about writing opportunities or submission calls, please sign up for our mailing list.
  • [Entry form will be available on April 1, 2015] Please use the online entry form to submit your short story. Complete the online entry form and upload your story in one of these file formats:doc, docx or pdf. If you try to upload your story in a different format, we will not be able to access the file and your story will not be entered in the contest. Once you upload your story, you will receive a welcome email from laura@laurathomascommunications.com within approximately one hour.

Feedback Option

  • If you would like feedback from Laura on your story, and to know your score (broken down into its component marks), please purchase the $15 CAD feedback option in the LTC Store prior to the contest deadline. NOTE: If you do not purchase the feedback option you will not find out your score or receive any feedback from Laura. Not even the winners or finalists find out their score or get feedback unless they have purchased the feedback option.
  • Copyright, Judging and Tips
  • Copyright. If your story wins, you will keep the rights to it. We will ask you for permission to publish your story on this website for others to enjoy and learn from. However, the story remains your property and you are free to submit it elsewhere.
  • Judging. Each story is judged on its literary merit as a short story including: story structure (plot, characters, setting, point of view), description, style, grammar, and unity. We look at the title of your short story and how well it fits your theme and tone to get your unity score.
  • Tips. If you have read Polly Wants to Be a Writer, then you know that you should not be submitting a first draft. Revise. Proofread. Format properly. Then follow the rules and submit. No lumps of clay please. You can also read the stories that have won in the past or browse the jaBlog! archives. We have a lot of article in there dealing with writing short stories and with judges’ comments from past short story contests.
  • Manuscript Formatting. Not sure how to best format your story? You can watch this You Tube video on formatting that I created shortly after I judged the 2013 Junior Authors Short Story Contest.

IMPORTANT 2015 DATES

June 30 – Deadline
July 31 – Finalists Announced
August 28 – Winners Announced
September 1 – 30 – Feedback is emailed
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Literature Contest For Student – 2015

Writing Contest Ogranizer:ER Energy Propane
Deadline:  Dec. 15 & Jan. 15, 2015.
Contest Name: Literature Contest

Categories: Writer Contest for Studens
Level 1 for grades 4-6;
Level 2 for grades 7-8;
and Level 3 for grades 9-12.

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An annual national contest encouraging students to write about a favorite or influential book is under way.

The Letters About Literature competition encourages young readers to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead, and explain how a particular book by an author changed their view of the world or themselves. The contest, co-sponsored by the Washington State Library, is for schoolchildren and homeschooled students in grades 4-12.

State Librarian Rand Simmons says Letters About Literature is a favorite program for him and the State Library staff.

“We’re very pleased that the contest has grown in popularity over the past decade,” Simmons said. “Many teachers encourage their students to take part, and we hope that even more kids write and enter a letter this year. It’s amazing how books can touch students and help them view the world in a different way.”

“I encourage all students to read because it’s so fundamental to learning and it gives them a strong foundation to succeed in school and life. Letters About Literature allows kids to think about how a favorite book touches them and then put their thoughts and feelings into words. I’m amazed by the many wonderful, heartwarming letters submitted over the years, and I look forward to reading more thanks to this year’s contest,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman.

Students enter the contest by writing a personal letter to an author, explaining how his or her work shaped the students’ perspective on the world or themselves. Students can write about works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. They cannot write about music lyrics. Entries in Spanish will be accepted and translated for the Washington state judges.

Letter writers compete at three levels:
Level 1 for grades 4-6;
Level 2 for grades 7-8;
and Level 3 for grades 9-12.

Entrants must be at least 9 years old. One letter from each level from each state is entered into the national competition.

Deadline:
All Level 3 entries must be postmarked by Dec. 15.
All entries for Levels 1 and 2 must be postmarked by Jan. 15, 2015.

The state’s winners will be announced in April. A ceremony to honor the Washington champions, runners-up and honorable mentions will be held at the State Capitol in Olympia later in the spring.

The contest’s other sponsors include the Office of Secretary of State and the Center for the Book, operated by the Library of Congress. The State Library is a division of the Office of Secretary of State.

An entry coupon must accompany each letter. Entry coupons and guidelines can be found at.
http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/library/lal/LALGuidelines2015.pdf.
Completed forms should be stapled to the last page of the letter. Entries should be mailed to:

Letters About Literature Contest

Competition Level (Indicate Level 1, 2 or 3)
P.O. Box 5308
Woodbridge, VA 22194

State judges select the top letter writer for each level, and the winner receives a cash award and advances to the national competition.

For more information about the contest, contact the State Library’s Crystal Lentz at (360) 704-5275 or crystal.lentz@sos.wa.gov.

source information: here

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Writing Contest for High School and College Students
Nonfiction Writing Contest For Student – 2015