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Writes of Spring 2018

Students in grades K-12 can submit original pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, drama (high school only) or poetry in English or French.  7th – 12th graders must submit entries with online form.

All entries due Thursday, March 29, 2018.

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-Students may submit their own original unpublished work (in English or in French) in only one of the following genres: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. 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 Thursday, March 29, 2018 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. It is a Google Docs form, which requires the use of a Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account, Google Docs login, or are having difficulty with the form, please email 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.

-Submissions should be renamed to add grade, genre, and title before uploading it. For example: 2nd grade, Fiction, My Life So Far, or 8th grade, 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 early May.

This contest is a collaboration of the Acadiana Writers Project, Sigma Tau Delta of UL Lafayette and the Lafayette Public Library.

Writes of Spring Online Entry Form 2018

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