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Current Art and Writing Contest

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Memories Spoken and Heard: Intersecting Perspectives of the Holocaust is the theme of the 15th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest at Chapman University.
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Listen to a Life Essay Contest Now Open

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"Each 300-word entry must be submitted by an intergenerational team consisting of one young person, 8 to 18 years old, and one older person, at least 50 years old, from the United States or Canada. The essay must be an original, true story about a real event or experience in the older entrant’s life and be based on an actual interview the young person completes in person, over the phone, or via the Internet with a living older adult."
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Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards

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NCTE and Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards. Writing contest deadline for students to enter is April 30. 

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Out of the Easy - College Scholarship Essay Contest - Penguin Group (USA)

To enter the Out of the Easy College Scholarship Essay Contest (the "Contest"), read these Official Rules and write an essay based on the following topic:

Ruta Sepetys' new book, Out of the Easy, references the following quote from Charles Dickens' David Copperfield: "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show." How does this quote relate to the journey of the characters in Out of the Easy and also to your personal journey as you prepare for college?
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Nicholas Kristof's Contest on Bullying - Teen Ink - A teen literary magazine and website

Nicholas Kristof's Contest on Bullying - Teen Ink - A teen literary magazine and website | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work.
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