Tuesday, April 10, 2007

DA Writing Contest: Deadline Extended!

Have you heard about this writing contest from DA? Read the information below and see if you think you have what it takes to win. I know we have many good writers and this contest offers lots of opportunities for recognition. Here's the information:

During the months of February through April, the Creative Writing Department of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is sponsoring the annual writing contest for middle school students. It is rare when we have an opportunity to recognize anything other than technical writing for young students, and rarer still when we can convince them of the joy of writing. This is one way in which we hope to do just that.

Students in grades 6th through 8th may submit any kind of writing (poetry, fiction, essays, etc.) and should only submit a copy of their work and not the original, as we cannot return submissions. Each entry should be accompanied with an entry submission (ask your language arts teacher) with contact information.

Entries will be judged for creativity and originality. Finalists and one winner will be identified and honored in each grade level. We will invite these students, their parents, and their teachers to our last Coffee Reading at 7 p.m. on May 1st to present them with a certificate and/or award.

Submissions may be mailed through school mail to school #107 or e-mailed as an attachment to
jonesj5@educationcentral .org by April 15th.