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FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY WRITING AND POETRY CONTEST

 

ABOUT

The Alexandria Library and the For Love of Country Foundation present the Annual Essay and Poetry contest.

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders – enter "For Love of Country: In My Own Words," an essay and poetry contest, and win up to $100! 

Just create an essay or poem on the topic:

Why vote?

 

AWARDS

Alexandria Library will distribute multiple awards in each of the following categories:

  • $100 Gold
  • $50 Silver
  • $25 Bronze
  • Certificates of Merit


 

RULES & GUIDELINES


1) All students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade, as of September 2022 are eligible for the contest.

2) All work submitted must be original work.

3) One entry per student is permitted (one essay or one poem).

4) Work will be judged based on the following:

Essay will be judged on: originality and creativity, persuasiveness, clarity, coherence and organization, grammar and spelling.

Poetry will be judged on: originality and creativity, relevance to contest topic, clarity and coherence, spelling.

5) Submit one copy of your work online using the form below by September 11, 2022.

6) Essay/poem must be accompanied with a completed cover sheet.

7) The winners will be notified by October; prizes will be awarded during the Awards Ceremony on October 23, 2022 at Beatley Central Library.

8) Essays/poems will not be returned.

 

 

PIZZA & PROOF

Come and enjoy pizza while getting proofing assistance for your submission at the following times and locations:

Beatley Central
Date: Thursday, August 4 at 4:00pm

Barrett Branch
Date: Friday, July 22 at 3:00pm

Burke Branch
Date: Thursday, July 14 at 4:00pm

Duncan Branch
Date: Thursday, August 9 at 3:30pm

 

RESOURCES

Not quite sure who to write about?  Need some extra help when it comes to writing?  Check out these resources from the library:

Biography in Context
Biographical essays on the world's most influential people.

Novelist Plus
Recommendations for biographies. [Access From Home]

Creative Writing
Books and eBooks

Essay Writing
Books and eBooks

Documentaries
Biographical documentaries from Kanopy

 

 


 

ONLINE ENTRY FORM

Last Updated: May 2022