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Students Invited to Participate in Student Writing Contest

Release Date: 4/12/2007


CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/Web Editor

Students Invited To Participate In Random House Book Fair Student Writing Contest

The eleventh annual Random House Book Fair, to benefit the Carroll Community College Foundation, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2007. Carroll County students in first through twelfth grades are invited to enter a previously unpublished short story and/or poem in the Random House Book Fair Student Writing Contest. New this year, high school students are eligible to enter a nonfiction composition (essay, memoir, personal narrative, etc.)

Each entry may have only one author and only one entry per author may be submitted for each category. There will be a first, second, and third place winner in each category at each grade level.

Random House will publish the winning selections in a special student booklet. Each winning author will have the opportunity to read an excerpt of his or her work on the day of the Book Fair. The contest deadline is May 18, 2007.

All entries must be typed in Times New Roman with a font size of 12 and double-spaced. Each short story/non-fiction entries will have a maximum word count of 900 (approximately two pages.)  No entries will be accepted with illustrations.

Entries must include a completed required cover sheet signed by the student author and their parent. Contest information and registration packets may be obtained at (Spotlight link.) You may contact your school's ILA specialist or English Department chair, or contact Barbara Burke at Carroll Community College at 410-386-8019.

Entries and cover sheets should be postmarked by May 18 or may be delivered in person to the Carroll Community College Foundation office, Room M261, 1601 Washington Rd.

The mailing address for contest materials is:

Carroll Community College Foundation
1601 Washington Road
Room M261
Westminster, MD 21157
Attn: Student Writing Contest



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