Writes of Spring Writing Contest 2019 Entry Form
Deadline Friday, March 29, 2019

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-Students may submit their own original unpublished work (in English or in French) in only one of the following genres: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 sarah.durr@lafayettepubliclibrary.org 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.

Email address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Phone Number
Grade *
Genre *
Title of submission (rename grade,genre,title before uploading i.e 8thgrade,fiction,my dog named cat) *
Did you get parent/guardian permission to enter the Writes of Spring Writing Contest? *
Parent's Name *
School's Name *
Teacher's Name *
I grant permission to the Lafayette Public Library to publish this work on the internet or in any format they choose. *
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