[nfb-talk] Youth Writing Contest
by way of David Andrews <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LoriStay at aol.com
Wed Dec 31 03:31:46 UTC 2008
Do you know a budding writer? Pass this along!
Youth Writing Contest!
The NFB Writers' Division is hosting a Youth Writing Contest to
promote Braille literacy and excellence in creative writing. Entries
will be judged on creativity and quality of Braille. We are looking
for creative writing, in the form of fiction and poetry. There is no
charge for entering.
This is a contest for students who use Braille. Entries must Be
submitted in hand embossed Braille, either on a slate and stylus or
on a Braille writer. No computer Braille entries will be considered.
Submissions must be Brailled by the entrant. Elementary students
(K-5) may submit contracted Braille, uncontracted Braille, or an
acceptable combination of the two. Students in higher grades will be
expected to submit stories or poetry in contracted Braille.
There are six categories, as follows: Elementary Fiction; Elementary
Poetry; Middle School Fiction; Middle School Poetry; High School
Fiction; High School Poetry. Elementary is K-5. Middle School is 6-8.
High School is 9-12.
The contest begins January first, and ends, postmarked date April
first. There will be three cash prizes for each of the six
categories. First prize per contest is $25. Second prize is $15 and
third prize is $5. Submissions for fiction may not exceed one
thousand words. Poetry may not exceed twenty lines. Authors may
submit multiple entries and all work must be original and unpublished.
Each entrant must provide an identical print copy for possible
Entries must be accompanied by a cover sheet containing entrant's
information: Name, address, phone, email, title of the entry, school
and grade of entrant. Winners will be announced at our division
meeting during the July 2009 NFB National convention held in Detroit,
Send to Fred Wurtzel, 1212 N Foster, Lansing Michigan, 48912.
Questions? contact Fred Wurtzel at
f.wurtzel at comcast.net
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