writing contest for New Jersey high school students
The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English invites submissions to its 2009 High School Writing Contest, "Celebrating the Voices of New Jersey." The contest is open to New Jersey students in grades 9-12. Submission deadline is December 15, 2008.
Students are invited to submit to the following contest categories:
Poetry (one poem)
Short Story (10-page max.)
Personal essay (5-page max.)
Note: All personal essay submissions must respond to this year’s prompt: Where do you live? Use descriptive language to give the reader a virtual experience of your world. As you do this, let us hear your voice. Share the thoughts, feelings, questions and concerns that arise out of your view of the world around you. Bring your space – your town, your school, your home, your room, your web -- to life for your reader.
Additional information about the contest (including a flyer and entry form) available at
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