Saturday, December 1, 2012

FaithWriters contest for kids, deadline Dec 12, 2012


We are excited to announce The New Year Contest: A Fresh Start-a
writing contest with a cash prize and publication of the winning
entries for FaithWriter Kids!

The theme for the entries should be about starting fresh. The entry
can be about the New Year holiday, or about someone who is starting
again or making changes in their life. Entries will be accepted
December 1st through December 12th, 2012. Open to any genre-a fiction
story, true story, poem, devotional-anything you want as long as it
has a fresh start theme. The word count needs to be between 150 and
750 words.

The contest will be divided into two age groups: 7-10 and 11-14.
Judges will choose a first and second place winner from each group.
First place winners will receive a gift certificate for $15 and
publication in the FaithWriters' magazine in January 2013, and second
place winners will receive a gift certificate for $10. Winners will be
contacted and announced on the website at least by January 1st, 2013.

Submissions should be made by posting your story as an article on the
kids' website with the subject "New Year Contest: [title]." A link to
the story should be emailed to Amy at the email address:

The entries will be judged on the following points: How creative,
unique, and memorable is this entry? How well-written is this entry?
Does it have a strong beginning and ending? Did the author communicate
the point they wanted to make to the reader?

This is a wonderful opportunity for young writers!

Check out the full submission guidelines at

Elma Schemenauer,, author of 75 books published in
Canada and the USA, editor of many others. Blog Website

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