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Calling poets of all ages! Poetry contest for YOU!

Friday, April 13th, 2018

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14th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest 

Poets Wanted!  Enter Now! Special Young Poets Category!

The 14th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month. The theme for this year’s contest is “The Magic of ‘If . . .’ Through the Power of Poetry.” There are five new categories: “If I Could See The Future,” “If I Could Travel Back In Time,” “If I Had A Robot That Knew Everything,” “If I Believed Anything Was Possible,” “If Money Grew On Trees.”  Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest.  Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.

Entry Forms and Contest Rules are available in the rack next to the Front Desk at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges and can be downloaded from the following website: www.libraryatlincoln.org   under “NEWS.”

Entry Forms must be received no later than Saturday, July 21, 2018. Early submissions are appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Alan Lowe, Contest Coordinator, at slolowe@icloud.com for assistance.

Winners will read their poems on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Voices of Lincoln Special Event to be held from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Willow Room at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Winners also will be presented with a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.

1. POETS WANTED!  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected in each contest category.

2. The five (5) contest categories include the following: If I Could See The Future, If I Could Travel Back In Time, If I Had A
Robot That Knew Everything, If I Believed Anything Was Possible, If Money Grew On Trees.
3. Poets may submit a maximum of three (3) poems. Select three (3) of the contest categories and submit one poem from
each.
4. Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku, or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.
5. Poems should be written in English. They should be typewritten and not centered (read left to right). Please use the Arial font
12-point. The title should be listed at the top of the poem and the category should be included at the top right corner of the
poem page. The name of the poet should not be indicated on the poem.
6. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets”
category. Young poets should follow the same rules as noted above. However, they should include their age, grade, and
school on the Entry Form.
7. All poems must be submitted on hard copy to the address listed on the Entry Form below and must be received no later than
Saturday, July 21, 2018.
8. Early submissions are appreciated. A separate Entry Form should be attached to the hard copy of each poem submitted.
Duplication of the form is permitted. Questions—contact Alan Lowe at slolowe@icloud.com
9. The top three winners in each category will be contacted by phone. Winners will be asked to submit their poems
electronically, by email attachment. Winners will read their poems on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Voices of Lincoln
event to be held from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges (Willow Room), 485 Twelve Bridges Drive,
Lincoln, CA. Winners also will be presented with a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.
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High School and College Writing Contest! Win $1000 or $500!

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

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The Hike & Cycle Scholarship – Deadline March 11, 2018

Nature-Saving Rules Contest

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be currently enrolled in high school, university, or college. Applications from all countries are accepted.
  • You must create an original list of nature-saving rules (according to the requirements listed below).
  • The winners will be required to send us proof of their educational status.

REASONS TO APPLY

  1. The first place winner will get $1,000 and the second place, $500. Note: each participant may send in only one submission and win only one award.
  2. We use student-generated content to write articles and make infographics on various topics concerning the environment. Your contribution will help raise awareness among people reading our blog posts!
  3. The best authors can count on their writing being published on our blog. Naturally, that means our readers will see your name!
  4. Winners will receive individual certificates from HikeAndCycle.com.

PARTICIPATION RULES

    1. Prepare a list of nature-saving rules on one of the following subjects:
      • The Nature-Saving Rules of Responsible Camping
      • How Hikers Can Make Sure That They Don’t Hurt Wildlife
      • Recommendations for Responsible Behavior Near Bodies of Water

You’re free to focus on a specific outdoor activity (climbing, cycling, kayaking, etc.) or write more generally.

  1. Make up a creative, catchy title that reflects your ideas.
  2. Share the scholarship post on social media using Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. The links to the shared post must be sent along with your application.
  3. Send your list and all necessary links to scholarship@hikeandcycle.com.

By sending us your application, you confirm that you understand the rules of participation and that you are willing to accept the decision of the judges.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Your work must be structured in the form of a list and must be directly connected to one of the three given topics.
  2. Your list must:
    • Be written in English
    • Include five to ten rules
    • Be no longer than 400 words
    • Be 100% plagiarism-free (see details at Wikipedia.org)
    • Have a file name of “Nature_Scholarship_First Name_Last Name”
    • Be sent in .doc or .docx format
    • Be submitted within the deadline
      Note that submission starts on November 1, 2017, and ends at midnight EST on March 11, 2018.
  3. Your list must be shared on social media.

If you have some unorthodox or groundbreaking ideas, you should definitely give this contest a try! We encourage all participants to show their creative side.

Although the preferred number of rules on the list is five to ten, four or even eleven rules may be accepted. But only if the rules are good enough to deserve it!

HOW WE EVALUATE YOUR WORK

We have a special panel of skillful writers and editors with significant experience in hiking, camping, and various outdoor activities. These judges will evaluate your work based on these requirements:

  1. Usefulness. Make sure that your advice can be practically implemented and is helpful. (40 points)
  2. Originality. The more daring and unorthodox your ideas are, the greater your chances of winning! (30 points)
  3. Clarity. Your work should get straight to the point without unnecessary digressions. (30 points)

CHOOSING THE WINNER ONLINE

On April 1, 2018, HikeAndCycle.com will publish the seven most outstanding lists, and from there, our online audience will be the judge. What’s the mechanism for voting? It’s simple: the writer with most shares of his or her post on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ will have higher chances of winning! Our support team will make sure that cheating is not possible. On April 20, 2018, we will count the shares.

To determine the final scholarship winners, we will take into consideration the results of online voting as well as the opinion of our esteemed experts.

AWARDS

On April 27, 2018, HikeAndCycle.com will publish the list of winners. Once proof of enrollment has been provided, the two winners will receive their awards. If the winner does not provide that proof, the award will be given to another suitable participant.

Visit https://hikeandcycle.com/scholarship/  for more information.

App Contest for High School Students in Mark DeSaulnier’s District

Monday, July 31st, 2017

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Calling all high school coders who live or attend school in California’s 11th Congressional District!  Do you enjoy coding?  If so, here’s a contest for you to design, create, and submit your own software application for any platform (mobile, web, desktop, etc.).

Below is a summary of the Congressional App Challenge Rules: 

  • Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.
  • Submissions must be original, and created within one calendar year of the closing of the submission period.
  • Students entering the competition must submit a short video demonstration explaining their app and a completed questionnaire online by 12:00 p.m. EST on November 1, 2017.
  • More information about the rules and submission process are available https://desaulnier.house.gov/congressional-app-challenge

 

$$$ Free Essay Writing Contest $$$

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

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ExpertAssignmentHelp, an online tutoring company, will run a year-long essay competition. They will announce 13 prize winners.

Name: Essay Writing Competition 2017
Task: Write essay in fluent English and with depth on the topic
Length:  800 – 1000 words
Start date: 10 July 2017
Last date: 31 August 2017
Prize money: $850 
Eligibility: Open for all (FREE)
Participation Fees: Zero

This competition is FREE.

Prizes

1st Prize: $450

2nd Prize: $250

3rd Prize: $150

10 consolation prizes: Authorship on our blogs and 1 printed mug. 

Essay topics (The topics might change each month)

1. My horror story regarding Plagiarism.
2. My experience of first day at university.
3. My idea for academic evaluation of students at university.
4. The future of university education in 22nd century.
5. My first internship experience.
6. Job or Startup after University?
7. Coping studies along with part-time job.
8. Studies, Love, Passion… A deadly combination.
9. Getting my first job after university.
10. 5 things you would change in your university.

Registration

Kindly fill this form to confirm your registration (Compulsory)

https://goo.gl/forms/XdVBMPtyg1F49swx1

Rules

  • Choosing more than one topic is allowed. More than one submission is allowed.
  • The decision of the judges of ExpertAssignmentHelp will be final and binding.
  • ExpertAssignmentHelp reserves the right to use all the submitted  entries for whatsoever purpose they deem fit.
  • All entries will be checked for plagiarism. Plagiarized articles will be rejected and the participant will be banned from participating in any future competition as well.
  • Language for the essays will be English only. .
  • Participating in the event means that you agree to abide by all the rules of  ExpertAssignmentHelp.
  • You should be the only author of your essay. Co-authorship is not allowed.
  • Formats accepted are .doc, .docx, .rtf
  • Your essay document name should be in this form : <yourname>_<SEWC> and should be emailed to contests@expertassignmenthelp.com

Judgement Criteria

You will be allotted points under three sections as explained below. Finally, points from all the three segments will be added to judge the winners. The three segments are explained below.

 Essay Content 

  • Maintain word limit: Your essay should be in between 800- 1000 words.
  • The essay is to be written in perfect English language.
  • Your essay should be 100% plagiarism free. It will be checked on plagiarism check software before being considered.
  • Use active voice, multiple paragraphs to make it readable, add pictures to make it engaging and interesting.
  • Your story telling capability will be judged.

For more information, visit https://expertassignmenthelp.com/student-essay-writing-competition/

 

Time For Kids Reporter Contest: Deadline June 19, 2017

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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YOU can be a reporter!

Hey Kids, If you are 14 or younger and you’d like to be a reporter, enter the Time for Kids contest!

Write an essay, 50 words or less, on why you would be a good reporter for Times for Kids and submit your own news article.

Next year’s team will continue the tradition of reporting local and regional news stories for TIME For Kids magazine in print and digital and for TIME Edge.

Professional journalists from TIME For Kids will select this team. In the past, TFK Kid Reporters have . . .

★ Interviewed national leaders, celebrities, and other newsmakers.

★ Written news stories, reviews, and opinion pieces for TIME For Kids and TIME Edge.

★ Learned about the news business from award-winning journalists.

★ Appeared on television to talk about their work.

How to Enter:

1. Be sure to read the official rules and share them with your parent or guardian. Include a report you’ve written about an interesting or unique event in your school or community. The story should include a headline plus quotes from people you’ve interviewed.

2. Download the entry form below and have your parent or guardian sign the form and submit it electronically. Entries must be submitted by June 19, 2017. You must be 14 years of age or younger on September 1, 2017.

Contest deadline: 12:00 P.M. ET on June 19, 2017. 

All entries must follow the official rules for consideration. See complete contest rules at 

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/tfk-kid-reporter-search/572921

 

 

Zachary’s Art Contest for all ages! Deadline May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Zachary’s Art Contest is officially up and running!

How Does the Art Contest Work?

  • Deadline:  May 31, 2017
  • Open to all ages!
  • The subject of the artwork should be Zachary’s Chicago Pizza and the artwork should include either our logo and/or name. You may use the medium of your choice, but we recommend VIBRANT, SATURATED choices like paint, dark pastels or digital art.  Colored pencils and crayons tend to get washed out against other pieces in our restaurant.  Please remember, some of the art will be hanging up high so utilize the space you are given.  Fill it up and make it bold!
  • We are accepting four different sizes for art pieces (26 x 26, 24 x 36, 32 x 32, 36 X 48). Pre-cut paper is available at any Zachary’s location.
  • All winning artwork and any reproductions of the artwork become property of Zachary’s Chicago Pizza and will not be returned.
  • WINNERS PRIZES: $100 Zachary’s Gift Certificate & 2 Zachary’s Shirts

Visit http://zacharys.com/zacharys-art/  for more information.  You can also see examples of their winning entries on the walls at their locations.

Calling all Contra Costa County Artists! Design and Create Contest!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County is seeking a new Arts Recognition award. This award honors individuals and art organizations whose work has had a significant impact in Contra Costa County. We are seeking an artist from Contra Costa County to design and create an original art piece that can be duplicated. Recognizing that original art does vary from piece to piece, we request that several “awards” can be made that are similar in size and shape.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Original art piece from an artist working or living in Contra Costa County
  • 7-8 inches in height
  • Mounted onto a 8″x 8″ x 2″ black stand
  • Can accommodate a 2″ x 4″ plaque (AC5 will supply the plaque)
SUBMIT:
  • A sketch, drawing or mock-up of your original design
  • An estimate of time needed to produce original art piece
  • A cost estimate for the first “award” and for each additional “award.”
  • DEADLINE: June 15th, 2017
SEND PROPOSAL TO:
 
AC5 – Arts Recognition Award Proposal
651 Pine Street, 10th Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
or
staff@AC5.cccounty.us

Poetry Contest for All Ages!

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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13th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest 

Poets Wanted!  Enter Now! Special Young Poets Category!

The 13th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month, with five new categories: “Love Is All Around Us,” “Dreams Do Come True,” “On The Street Where I Live,” “Gone But Not Forgotten,” and “A Second Chance.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest.  Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.

Entry Forms and Contest Rules are available at the Front Desk at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges and can be downloaded from the following website: www.libraryatlincoln.org from the banner at the top of the website when the contest announcement appears.

Entry Forms must be received no later than Saturday, July 22, 2017. Early submissions are appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Alan Lowe, Contest Coordinator, at slolowe@icloud.com for assistance.

Winners will read their poems on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Voices of Lincoln event to be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Willow Room at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Winners also will be presented with a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.

 

 

 

Short Story, Poetry, and Essay Contest! $1000 prizes for each category!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Hourglass Literary Magazine presents a short story, poetry, and essay competition. Winning Entry in each category will receive US$1000 as prize money.

Deadline:  April 30, 2017   ($5000 total cash prizes!)

 

We only accept submissions online via Submittable.

  • Entry fee: $15 USD per submission (except for Best Poem category where up to three submissions are accepted for the same price).
  • Entry fee for authors who want to compete with more than one work in the category for the best essay, best short story is 25 USD for three works.

 

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BEST SHORT STORY

Text for a short story should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words.

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BEST POEM

There are no strict limits, provided that poems should not have more than 3500 words. Author, writer competing in the category for the best poem can submit up to three works.

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BEST ESSAY

Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 words.

Full guidelines and information can be found via following sites: www.hourglassonline.org or hourglass.submittable.com .

$ Writing Contest $ for Contra Costa County Middle & High School Students!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
ANNOUNCING
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center’s

19th Annual

ART & WRITING CHALLENGE


Rocio Perez, High School Award Winner – 2016

 

Topic: “Do Your Little Bit of Good”
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu once said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Everyone, even the young, has the power to change the world around them for the better.
There are many members in our communities, young and old, rich and poor, people of all races and religions, who are finding new ways to resist the negative influences of racism and inequality that are all around us..
What ideas do you have on how can you create peace in your community and in the world?  What are the small acts you can do to make the world a better place?  Using your unique, artistic voice, create a visual and/or literary interpretation that conveys little bits of good.
WE HAVE GRAND PRIZES FOR ONE MIDDLE AND ONE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 
AND PRIZES IN EACH SEPARATE CATEGORY!

WINNERS WILL ALSO BE RECOGNIZED
AT AN AWARDS DINNER
ON MAY 13th IN WALNUT CREEK!
Three Categories
1) Essay  2) Creative Writing - poem, story or play or 3) Art - any medium including sculpture, photography and video.
 
Contest Rules
Open to all Contra Costa County middle and high school students.
 
VERY IMPORTANT !!!:  For all entries: Include a cover sheet with your NAME, HOME ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL, SCHOOL, GRADE, TEACHER (or teacher who informed you of the contest), TEACHER’S PHONE and EMAIL, ENTRY CATEGORY and TITLE OF WORK.   Please print! Cover sheet available below.
 
Entries will be judged on: 1) Composition; 2) Originality 3) Depth of thought, and 4) Relationship to topic.
 
WRITING ENTRIES are to be a maximum of 750 words (middle school) or 1,000 (high school): typed, double-spaced, with numbered pages.  Please have a teacher review your writing before submitting.  Send the document as a .doc or.docx email attachment to margli@ourpeacecenter.org with the subject line “Art & Writing Contest 2017″.                                                                            
  
ART ENTRIES, mail or arrange for delivery by contacting the Center. Firmly attach the cover sheet on the back of the artwork.  Arrangements will be made for art to be returned after the Awards Dinner.  
 
Mail to:  Mt.  Diablo Peace & Justice Center 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 or contact the office to arrange for delivery: (925) 933-7850 or margli@ourpeacecenter.org.
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Friday, April 22, 2016 
 
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center reserves the right to reprint and exhibit all entries.
PLEASE USE USE THIS COVER SHEET and SECURELY attach it to your submission.  
For more information about this annual contest please go to our website at www.creatingpeacefulschools.weebly.com
or call the Center office: (925) 933-7850
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