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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.

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

Writing Contest for High School and College Students.
Writing Contest: Food for Thought .
Title of Essay:
When you submit your essay, title it as: “Food for Thought: ______”
Include the phrase “Food for Thought” as the beginning of your essay title, but then make the rest of your story title unique. Food for Thought: Dinner Charms and Food Critics
Food for Thought: Making Spaetzle with my Oma
Food for Thought: Feeding the Homeless on Thanksgiving
Food for Thought: Thursdays, Applebee’s and my Dad!
Deadline:
Midnight November 30th, 2014 Pacific Time US
Finalists, Runners Up, and the Winner will be posted on our writing contest winners page and Teen Trend Report after December 26, 2014.

Essay winner receives gift card prizes from our sponsors and copy of the cookbook, “Prune”
(details below)

Nov. 2014 – Writing Contest for High School and College Students

Detail Informations

Nov, Writing Contest for High School

2014 Writing Contest for High School and College Students

MONTHLY WRITING CONTESTS: StageofLife.com hosts monthly writing contests for high school students and college students (open to international students, too). Answer the real-world writing prompt below to share your thoughts and experiences as we change the world, one story at a time. View winners of past writing contests.

Writing Contest: Food for Thought

“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.”

– Elsa Schiaparelli

“Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.”

– Homaro Cantu

READ RULES…

ENTER YOUR ESSAY…

STEP 1 – Answer Teen Survey: Click the Survey Monkey logo to the right to answer our short poll.

STEP 2 – Submit Essay:

In 500 words or less, using the blue “Submit Essay” button, write a personal narrative about your food traditions or a food memory.

Background: November begins the fall harvest, when families gather to celebrate nature’s food bounty, to express thanks and gratitude, and to practice time honored food traditions. For our November writing contest, we want your food stories.

Maybe your food story revolves around the holidays and how your family bakes together or cooks together. Maybe when you think about food memories you are transported into your grandmother’s kitchen with fresh bread baking in the oven. Possibly when you think of food, your ideas lean towards your favorite take out spot or restaurant or maybe even an ice cream truck that always visited your neighborhood. Maybe when you think of food you conjure up images of the best meal you ever ate either in your own home or out to eat.

What’s your food memory story?

Consider these thoughts when you write your essay (Don’t answer all these questions, but use them as a launching point to mine your memories for ideas):

When you think of the holidays, does food factor into your thoughts? How? Why?

Do you love to cook or are you addicted to The Food Network or cooking shows?

Do you and your family have traditions revolving around food that aren’t holiday related?

What is the best meal you ever ate? Where was it?

Do you have a favorite restaurant that either you or you and your family frequent?

Are there food “claim to fames” based on where you live (ex: Chicago Deep Dish, Philly Cheesesteak)

Do you think food brings people together?

Click the blue “Submit Essay” button to the right to upload your story and enter the writing contest.

Title of Essay:
When you submit your essay, title it as: “Food for Thought: ______”

Include the phrase “Food for Thought” as the beginning of your essay title, but then make the rest of your story title unique. Examples…

Food for Thought: Dinner Charms and Food Critics

Food for Thought: Making Spaetzle with my Oma

Food for Thought: Feeding the Homeless on Thanksgiving

Food for Thought: Thursdays, Applebee’s and my Dad!

Rules:
Three simple rules for the Stage of Life student writing contest.

1) This is a Non-Fiction essay contest.
2) Essays are 500 words or less.
3) Essay must be your original work.

Deadline:
Midnight November 30th, 2014 Pacific Time US

Author Sponsor

For this month’s writing contest, our Stage of Life partner writer is the bestselling author of “Blood, Bones & Butter” – Gabrielle Hamilton. Ms. Hamilton is kindly donating a copy of her cookbook, “Prune” to the winning student essay writer this month! We’ll mail the book along with the gift card prizes.

Results:
Finalists, Runners Up, and the Winner will be posted on our writing contest winners page and Teen Trend Report after December 26, 2014.

NOTE:
Winners will be contacted via a post on their story once judging is complete (approx. 30 days after contest ending). An email will be sent to the winner to get the address for the prize package approx. 1-2 months afterwards.
Source: http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHighSchool/OtherResources/WeeklyHighSchoolWritingContest.aspx
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Writing Contest 2015