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2017 Student Contest Rules

2017 Contest Rules

Sponsored by

Burlington Writers Club

DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 10, 2017

WRITING GUIDELINES

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  1.  Students in grades 3 – 12 who attend an Alamance County public, private, charter, Christian or home school are eligible to enter.

  2.  No entry is eligible if it has been published or won a first place award in ANY competition. 

  3. POETRY REQUIREMENTS:  (original or clear copies)    ONE ENTRY PER STUDENT
    32 lines maximum  11 or 12 size font Single space
    8 ½ x 11 plain white paper Title at top of page NO name on entry
    3” x 5” index card WITH: Title of poem, student’s name, address, Paper clip card to entry.
      phone number, school name, teacher and grade. 

    Keep copy for your records.           Please follow instructions to ensure judging. 
                                                                                                                 

     MAIL POETRY ENTRIES TO:    
     Elementary Poetry
     P. O. Box 43
     Burlington, NC  27216
     Middle School Poetry
     P. O. Box 43
     Burlington, NC  27216
     High School Poetry
     P. O. Box 43
     Burlington, NC  27216
       
  4. FICTION REQUIREMENTS: (original or clear copies)   ONE ENTRY PER STUDENT

    1,000 words max  11 or 12 size font Double space
    8 ½ x 11 plain white paper  Word count in top right corner of 1st page  
    Title at top of page NO name on entry
    3” x 5” index card WITH: Title of story, student’s name, address,
    phone 
    number, school name, teacher and grade. 
    Paper clip to entry. 
     
    Keep copy for your records.           Please follow instructions to ensure judging.

     MAIL FICTION ENTRIES TO:  
     Elementary Fiction
     P. O. Box 43
     Burlington, NC  27216
     Middle School Fiction
     P. O. Box 43
     Burlington, NC  27216
     High School Fiction
     P. O. Box 43
     Burlington, NC  27216
  5.  Entries MUST be mailed by teachers by FEBRUARY 10, 2017.  

  6.  Students of winning entries and all teachers will be notified of status of submissions by the end of March.

  7. All winners will receive a certificate and trophy. First place winners will be asked to read their entry at the Awards Ceremony on April 23, 2017.

Thank you for your participation.
Celebrating 60 Years

For more information, please contact:
Brenda Wilson, 336-684-5456, 1rewrite97@bellsouth.net
Becky Scarlett, 336-269-7808, beckyscarlett1@gmail.com