Published On: Fri, Feb 28th, 2014

WV Writers New Mountain Voices student writing competition writin

West Virginia Writers, Inc., continues to accept submissions for its annual free writing contest for grade 1-12, the New Mountain Voices Student Writing Contest. Submissions will be accepted through Mar. 15. (Entries will still be accepted Mar. 16-31, but they will require a $1 per entry late fee).

The contest is free to enter and offers $575 in prizes split between three age groups; grade 1-5, grade 6-8 and grade 9-12. Students in any age group may choose from six suggested contest writing prompts. The prompts for 2014 include: “The Weekend I was a _____ Star”; “Words I’ll Never Forget”; “Wishes Gone Bad”; “The Mothman’s Brother”; “The Perfect Sibling” and “I’m Proud of _____ Because.”  Alternately, students may create their own original story or poem to submit outside of the offered prompts. Only students who are residents of West Virginia are eligible to enter.

Winners will be announced June 14 in an awards ceremony during West Virginia Writers Annual Writers Conference, held at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. All winners, including honorable mentions, will receive certificates suitable for framing.

For an official contest entry form with contest rules, please visit the West Virginia Writers contest webpage at wvwriters.org/contest.html. Or email contest coordinator, Eric Fritzius, at wvwcontest@gmail.com.

West Virginia Writers, the largest writers’ organization in the state will celebrate its 37th Anniversary this year.

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