Submission Guidelines-The contest is open to students in grades K-12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia.-Students may submit their own original unpublished work (in English or in French) in only one of the following genres:-Poetry (1-3 poems, 100 lines total)-Fiction (K-6 graders: max 750 words; 7-12 graders: max 1500 words)-Non-fiction (K-6 graders: max 750 words; 7-12 graders: max 1500 words)-Drama/Screenplay genre (high school only; max 1500 words)
-Students in grades K-6 are encouraged to enter the contest using the online form below. Alternatively, they may also submit a paper entry form and a paper copy of their writing entry. These need to be turned in by the deadline of March 29, 2019 to any branch of the Lafayette Public Library System.-All other eligible students (7-12 grade) are required to submit their entries electronically using the online form. This is a Google Docs form, which requires the use of a Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account or Google Docs login, or having difficulties with the form please email email@example.com for assistance.-Submissions should be double-spaced with 12-point font. -Personal information must be removed from submitted work including student's name, teacher’s name and school's name.-Submission should be renamed to add grade, genre, and title before uploading it. For example: 2ndgrade,Fiction,My Life So Far, or 8thgrade,Poetry,Cars, Cupcakes, and Curls-One entry per person will be accepted. A poetry entry may include 1-3 poems, all submitted as one document.
-First, second and third place winners will be notified in late April before the award ceremonies in May. The K-8th grade Awards Ceremony date will be announced soon. The High School Awards Ceremony will be Wednesday, May 1 starting at 6:30 PM. Author Jeff Zentner will give an author talk following the High School Ceremony and a short reception at 7:15 PM, this event is open to the public.
This contest is a collaboration of the Sigma Tau Delta of UL Lafayette and the Lafayette Public Library.