Prizes:• Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each grade group for both poetry and prose categories.• Every person who submits their work will receive extra raffle tickets for Lawrenceburg Public Library’s summer reading.• The work of the winner of each category and grade group will be published by the Beacon and on Lawrenceburg Public Library’s website.
Category Guidelines:• Prose Guidelines: o K-4: 100-500 words o 5-8: 200-2500 words o 9-12: 500-5000 words• Poetry Guidelines: o Up to 3 poems are accepted. Each poem must not exceed 2 pages.
Formatting:• Handwritten submissions will be accepted for grades K-4. Submissions must be legible and within 100-500 words. • All typed submissions must be 12pt font, Times New Roman or Arial, Single-Spaced.• Typed submissions must be uploaded as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.
Prompt:• “A Universe of Stories”-there is a universe of possibilities out there.
Judges:• Barbara Bonney-Director of Lawrenceburg Public Library District• Susan Ray-Freelance Writer, former head of WordWriter’s Guild• Ron Nicholson-Professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College
Copyright and Plagiarism:https://www.artandwriting.org/what-we-do/the-awards/copyright-and-plagiarism/
Release of work: