Archive for April, 2010


Spring has sprung,

But not just once,

It happens every year.

Now it is here,

The sky is clear,

Spring has sprung again.

by Rachel H 4th Grade 

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What is the Hunger Mountain Prize for Young Writers?

An annual contest for high school students. A chance for your fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

What will the winners receive?

Three first place winners receives $250 and publication!
Three runners-up receive $100 each.

There will be a first place winner and runner up in each category: fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

Who can enter the contest?

Any high school student with a piece of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.

Who is this year’s judge?

The 2010 judge is M.T. Anderson, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; Burger Wuss; and Feed.

When is the deadline?

The postmark deadline is April 30.

Is there an entry fee?

Yes. The entry fee is $10.

What kind of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction is acceptable?

We accept all forms of poetry, and poets may enter up to three poems in one entry packet.

Fiction can be experimental of traditional.

Creative nonfiction can be a personal essay or a mini-memoir.

See complete information here: Hunger Mountain Contest for Young Writers

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Step Write Up is an intensive, week-long workshop for intellectually curious, motivated young writers in grades 7-11. Our goal is to help students develop their creative abilities to become better and more insightful writers.
Working with published authors, poets, and screenwriters, students will have learning opportunities for writing, sharing, brainstorming, drafting, revising, and publishing. Each session will have limited enrollment to ensure ongoing individual attention.

Institute Sessions
The Creative Writing Institute will meet in three sessions in July. Participants choose which session they would like to attend:

Session 1: July 12-16, 2010
Session 2: July 19-23, 2010
Session 3: July 26-30, 2010
Nancy Luchene
355 Goshen Road • P.O. Box 909
Litchfield, CT 06759-0909
Phone: 860.567.0863 x116
Fax: 860.567.3381
Email: luchene@educationconnection.org

Dates: Monday through Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Fee: $175 (register before May 1st)
$200 (register after May 1st)

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Here’s a drawing contest for kids 12 and under.

Each month, the RoseyToys.com staff will pick five pictures to display in our drawing contest. From there on, it’s up to the viewers.

Votes are sent in from around the globe. If you are the lucky winner, your picture is posted at the front of our Drawing Contest page for one month where everyone can see it. After that, it’s on to “The Hall Of Fame” where your picture stays for the remainder of the year.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners each month as follows:

First Place: $25 RoseyToys.com Gift Certificate
Second Place: $15 RoseyToys.com Gift Certificate
Third Place: $10 RoseyToys.com Gift Certificate

Each gift certificate will be valid for one year from the date of issuance and the gift certificate will be emailed to the parent or guardian of the winning child.

Here’s the link:  RoseyToys.com Drawing Contest

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Calling all kids and teens, ages 5-17!  Do you have a dream for your amazing future?  Do you want to tell the world about it and get help launching your dream?

Design a tee-shirt and write a short essay about your dream for the future.

Deadline May 15, 2010

Launch my Dream! contest

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