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.
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
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 ____________________________________