The Young Writers Program July Writing ContestAs many NaNoWriMo participants are midway through their first month of Camp, we thought it would be fun to give our young writers (17 and younger) a chance to get into the noveling spirit of the summer months (or, the winter months for our Southern Hemisphere folks). So, we hereby present to you… What To Write Compose a brief story (300-word limit) that starts on a bright, sunny day. Where you go from there is completely up to you. We’ll be looking for intriguing description, characters, and plot. Be sure you’re able to pack a lot into a short word window! The Prizes We will award one Grand Prize Winner, and two Honorable Mention Winners. (One of these will come from each grade level—elementary, middle, and high school.) The Grand Prize (This is pretty awesome. Be sure you’re ready.) ◦Your story published on the OLL blog ◦A 30-minute consultation with The Book Doctors. (They can help you with planning the next steps for your 2010 NaNoWriMo novel, assess your 2011 idea, or just give some good advice on the publishing industry.) ◦A $50 gift certificate for the Office of Letters and Light store ◦A specially designed contest winner web badge for your website or social media pages The Honorable Mention Prizes ◦A link to your story on the OLL blog ◦Your choice of a NaNoWriMo t-shirt or poster from the Office of Letters and Light store ◦A specially designed contest honorable mention web badge for your website or social media pages How to Submit Just post the text of your story in the comments section of this blog entry, along with an indication of your grade level (elementary, middle, or high school). If you want to post your story elsewhere, provide the complete URL link. The deadline is July 31, 2011. Read the complete terms and conditions below, and please contact email@example.com if you have any additional questions. By submitting to the Young Writers Program July Writing Contest, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: ◦Participation in the contest is free. ◦Participants must be 17 or younger. ◦Story must be submitted before midnight (PST) on July 31, 2011 to be eligible for prizes. ◦Story must be submitted via the OLL blog. ◦Story must be 300 words or less to qualify. ◦Limit one submission per person. ◦By submitting your story, you agree to grant OLL the right to publish it on our blog. ◦Winners will be determined by OLL staff. ◦Prizes may not be exchanged.
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