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For children living (or attending school, or home schooled) in Norwood, Walpole, Sharon , and Westwood Massachusetts

Sponsored by:
Wicked Local Media - Norwood, Westwood, Walpole, Sharon
Barnes and Noble, Walpole MA
Jennifer L. Rogala, Local Children’s Writer

Stories submissions accepted from September 28, 2015 through October 16, 2015.

Two age categories:  1) 8 years to 12 years        2) 13 years to 18 years

First Place
- Publication of Winning Story in the Walpole Times, Norwood Bulletin, Sharon Advocate, & the Westwood Press.
- $50 Barnes and Noble gift card
- Certificate of Achievement and first place ribbon

Second Place                            
- $25 Barnes and Noble gift card
- Certificate of Achievement and second place ribbon        

Third Place
- $15 Barnes and Noble gift card
- Certificate of Achievement and third place ribbon

A panel of writers, editors, and educators will judge the entries.
The judges will look for originality, story structure, and grammar.

The top three entrants in each age category will be notified by Tuesday November 10th, and be asked to participate in the awards ceremony on Tuesday November 17th. This event will be hosted at the Walpole Barnes and Noble Café, 90 Providence Highway Walpole from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Writing Prompt:                                       

Age 8-12: Write an original short story, no more than 750 words, typed, double- spaced, 12pt font, on one side of each piece of paper. No illustrations please.

Age 13-18: Write an original short story, no more than 1000 words, typed, double- spaced, 12pt font, on one side of each piece of paper. No illustrations please.

Competition can be healthy or not. It can bring out the best and the worst in people. Write an original story about a competition.
It can be about sports, sibling rivalry, a contest, test scores etc. It’s up to you. It’s your story.

Do not write your name on your submitted story. Fill in the entry form, attach it to your story with a paperclip and send your writing and the completed entry form. One submission per person, please. Stories must be postmarked no later than October 16, 2015.

Mail to: Jennifer Rogala, 17 Royal Court, Norwood, MA. 02062

Or

e-mail to: Rogala_Jenn@yahoo.com

Please list “Youth Writers Contest” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Please include the following information with your submission:

Author's Name ____________________________________

Address: _________________________________  City:___________________,MA

Phone: ______________________Age: ______________________

I ___________________(parent/legal guardian) give my son/daughter 

________________________express permission to enter this contest. I

also give the sponsors of this contest express permission to send any

material to my son/daughter should he/she be the winner of this contest.

Signed:________________________        Date:________________


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