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Creative Communication seeking young writers for essay contest for essay contest

Sep. 29, 2008 @ 11:35 PM

Creative Communication is seeking young writers for the 2008 Essay and Poetry Contest. More than $3,000 in prizes and awards will be awarded to poets, writers and schools.

Essay and poetry contest divisions are kindergarten through third grade, fourth through sixth, seventh through ninth and 10th through 12th, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, write 250 words or less on any non-fiction topic. The deadline for the Essay Contest is Oct. 15.

For the poetry division, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. The deadline is Dec. 4.

To submit an essay or poem, entries are accepted online at www.poeticpower.com or by mail at Poetry Contest or Essay Contest, 1488 North 200 West., Logan, UT 84341.

Include the author's name, address, current grade, school name and address and teacher's name. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology.

There is no entry fee to enter the contest or required purchase to be published. Teachers who have five or more students accepted receive a free book. Schools with 15 or more students accepted also receive a free book and qualify to apply for a $250 Language Arts Grant.

For more information, call 435-713-4411.