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‘Celebration of Writers and Artists’ contest announced

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Creative Communication announces its fall 2012 Essay, Poetry and Art contests.

Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to local students and schools. The Essay Contest divisions are: grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, write 250 words or less on any non-fiction topic. The deadline for the Essay Contest is Oct. 18. The Poetry Contest divisions are: grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division.

To enter a poem, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. The deadline for the Poetry Contest is Dec. 6. To submit your essay or poetry entry, visit www.poeticpower.com or mail your entry labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest to 159 N Main, Smithfield, UT 84335. Include the author’s name, address, city, state, and zip, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology.

These are not contests where every entry is published. There is no entry fee to enter the contest or required purchase to be published. Teachers can qualify for a free book and win awards for the quality of their entries. To view the students in your area who were selected as winners in previous contests or to view the schools in your area who were awarded a $250 Language Arts Grant, go to www.poeticpower.com/winner.php.

There is also an art contest for students in grades K-12. More than $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to students and their teachers. To enter, take a photo of your original art and go to www.celebratingart.com to enter and for full contest information. The art contest deadline is Nov. 29.

For more information, call 1-435-713-4411.

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