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Writing Contest By Danielle Ducrest

Overture is interested in hearing from our younger writers. This year, we are excited to launch our first annual Writing Contest. Writing contest experience is not necessary.

Writing Contests: Mom and Dad (or someone special who takes care of us like a mom or dad)

Ages: 5-18 Parents, grandparents and other special friends help shape who we are. They play with us, they spend time with us, they give us advice, they take care of us when we’re hurt, and they help us throughout our lives. We want to hear about your mom, dad or guardians. We are looking for entries in two writing contests. The first writing contest is all about your mom or female guardian. The second writing contest is all about your dad or male guardian. Tell us in 300 words or less what is special about them to you.

Deadline Send us your entries electronically or through regular mail by Jan. 15, 2016, at noon. Please see our guidelines below for complete rules.

guardian. Writing Contest #2: All About Dad We’re looking for a poem or short non-fiction essay about one of these topics: For writers between the ages 5-7: What’s your favorite thing to do with your dad or male guardian? For writers between the ages 8-10: What’s an important lesson you’ve learned from your dad or male guardian? For writers between the ages 11-14: Tell us about your dad or male guardian. For writers between the ages 15-18: Tell us about your dad or male guardian. Prizes Contestants in either contest will be divided into the following judging categories: ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-14 and 15-18. Winning entries will be chosen from each age category. Winning entries in the “All About Mom” contest will be published

Writing Contest #1: All About Mom

in the May 2016 issue of Overture. Winning entries in the “All About

We’re looking for a poem or short non-fiction essay about one of

Dad” contest will be published in the June 2016 issue of Overture.

these topics:

All winners will receive a cash or gift card prize and will give a

For writers aged 5-7: What’s your favorite thing to do with your mom or female guardian? For writers aged 8-10: What’s an important lesson you’ve learned from your mom or female guardian? For writers aged 11-14: Tell us about your mom or female guardian. For writers aged 15-18: Tell us about your mom or female 40 September 2015

live reading of their entry at an art show and writing event in May 2016, which be held in conjunction with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s “To Mothers with Love” concert on May 8, 2016. Guidelines Entries must be 300 words or less. Non-fiction essays, non-fiction memoirs and poetry are accepted. Contestants may enter both contests. Limit one entry to the “All Overture Magazine

Overture September 2015  

Acadiana's Publication of the Arts

Overture September 2015  

Acadiana's Publication of the Arts

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