Students: Tell us your story in English, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish! The Lafayette Public Library is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Writes of Spring writing contest. This annual competition foster’s creative writing among the youth in our community.
The contest is open to students in grades K-12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia. Students may submit their own original unpublished work (in English, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish) in only one of the following genres:
Poetry – 1-3 poems, 100 lines total
Fiction – K-6 graders: max. 750 words; 7-12 graders: max. 1,500 words
Nonfiction – K-6 graders: max. 750 words; 7-12 graders: max. 1,500 words
*One entry per student will be accepted. Submissions should be double-spaced with 12-point font.
All students are encouraged to enter the writing contest using the online entry/submission form at LafayettePublicLibrary.org<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=47967>. Paper (non-digital) submissions will be accepted from students in grades K – 6 only, and can be dropped off at any branch of the Lafayette Public Library. All other eligible students (7 – 12 grade) are required to submit their entry electronically using the online form<https://tinyurl.com/writes2020>, which is a Google Docs form and requires the use of a Gmail account. All entries are due by Friday, March 20, 2020.
First, second and third place winners will be notified in April before the award ceremonies take place. The K-6th grade Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 2 starting at 9:00 AM. The 7th – 12th grade Awards Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 28 starting at 6:30 PM. Author Ashley Elston will give an author talk following the High School Ceremony and a short reception at 7:00 PM; this event will be open to the public.
For complete details about the 2020 Writes of Spring writing contest and for links to the entry forms, visit LafayettePublicLibrary.org<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/?p=47967>.