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Literary Wonders!

1st Annual Literary Scholarship Essay Contest

This contest is open to the following age groups:

Ages 8-10                Prize: $50 Scholarship

Ages 11-13              Prize: $50 Scholarship

  Ages 14-16              Prize: $100 Scholarship

  Ages 17 - 21            Prize: $100 Scholarship


Submission guidelines: All entrants must submit an essay that explains and exemplifies the importance of literacy and education in todays African-American and Latino students.  The essay must be doubled spaced and typed with a black 12-point font. (No fancy fonts) The essay needs to be between 5 and 10 pages in length.  Entrants must type their name, date, word count and contact information (i.e. address or e-mail address and phone number) and age in the upper right hand corner of the page.  Each page must be numbered.  Cover pages are okay. 


Entrants will be judged on sincerity, creativity, originality, grammar and structure. 


Submissions received that are fewer than five pages and over 10 pages will automatically eliminated.  If you would like your essay returned, please also include a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope).  Any submissions without a SASE will not be returned. 


In addition to a scholarship, the winning submission will be featured on Literary Wonders! Featured in AMAG Online! And submitted to various media outlets. 


This contest is open to all African-American and Latino, US Citizens fitting the specified age groups. 


Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2005.


Send submissions to:

Literary Wonders!

Scholarship Contest

PO BOX 295177

Lewisville, TX 75029


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