Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

W.Va. Writers Student Writing Competition Now Open

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

W.Va. Writers Student Writing Competition Now Open

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West Virginia Writers Inc. is now accepting submissions for its annual contest for grades 1-12, the New Mountain Voices Student Writing Contest. Submissions are accepted now through March 15 (with a late deadline of March 31). The contest is free to enter and offers prizes in three age groups; grades 1-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. The contest offers six suggested writing prompts that students may choose to use for their submission. The topics this year include: "The time I ate ____; "A visit back in time; "Death on Popcorn Mountain; "I can make a difference; "Haunted House; and "The person I admire most.

Alternately, students may create their own original story or poem to submit outside of the offered prompts.

Each of the contest's three age groups will have their own first, second and third place winners, as well as honorable mentions, with 1st place winning $100, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25. …

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