Fifth Grade Story Contest!

THE BERKELEY BRANCH of the CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB is proud to sponsor the
29th ANNUAL FIFTH GRADE STORY CONTEST for fifth grade students in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Teachers in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties may submit one story per student by any number of students.
ENTRY FEE IS $1.00 PER SUBMISSION.
1st Place will receive $100 2nd Place will receive $75 3rd Place will receive $50
and up to nine 4th-Place winners will receive $20.
All winners will be awarded certificates at a special ceremony, May or June date TBA. We will also present the teacher of the 1st-‐place winner with a cash award of $50.
Deadline: March 30, 2015
Winners will be announced May 15 on the Berkeley CWC website www.cwc-‐berkeley.org.
CONTEST RULES:
1. Only teachers may submit entries. Entries from students or parents are not accepted.
2. Stories must be original and the student’s own work.
3. Only one entry per student may be submitted. Teachers may submit any number of entries.
4. Entries must be typed, 12 point font, double-‐spaced, and may not exceed 1,000 words in length.
5. Postmark cannot be later than March 30, 2015.
6. Send to Story Contest 2320 Webster St. Berkeley CA 94705
7. Entries cannot be returned.
8. Please don’t send covers or artwork.
9. First page must include title of the story and the word count.
10. Do not write author’s name anywhere on the story.
11. On a separate sheet write the story’s title, student’s name, teacher’s name and email, and school’s name and address. (This sheet will be removed during judging.)
To help students produce their best work, we suggest that teachers encourage their students to consult guides on elements of the short story, such as http://www.coreygreen.com/storytips.html.
QUESTIONS? EMAIL [email protected]
The CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB is a 501(c) (3) educational nonprofit dedicated to educating members and the public-‐at-‐large in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work.

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