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2019 Student Contest Rules

2019 Annual Student Writing Contest

Sponsored by

NC Arts Council & Burlington Writers Club

Entries Must Be Postmarked by February 8, 2019

Mailing addresses will be provided January 2019
 Awards ceremony is May 5, 2019 at Graham Presbyterian Church

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. 
                                                                                                               


  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.


  5.  Entries MUST be postmarked by teachers by FEBRUARY 8, 2019.  

  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 May 5, 2019 at Graham Presbyterian Church.

Thank you for your participation.

For more information, please contact:

Belinda Smith, 336-343-9969, BeKOPS2016@gmail.com