Hey folks. It’s been kind of quiet on this front for a little bit now because we’ve been hard at work developing this project with Page 15 that I’m very excited about: An Orlando public school student writing contest! If the text in the above flyer is a bit too small go ahead and check this out:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ORLANDO, FL 12.22.11
Flip open the newspaper on any given day and it’s pretty clear, there’s a lot of problems out there in the world. The good news is you can’t be blamed for most of them. The bad news is, someone can, and most times the people to blame are adults.
Page 15 and Annalemma Magazine are putting together an anthology of student writing on this topic: What do adults do wrong and how you would do it right?
Wars, dictatorships, financial disasters, environmental crises, reality television…It doesn’t even have to be a worldwide problem. You deal with adults every day—teachers, parents, bosses—who have a direct effect on your life. Adults have got a lot to be held accountable for and we want to hear what you have to say about it.
Tell us in an essay or a short story: How do adults tend to mess everything up? What’s wrong with how the world (your world) works? What needs to be done to make it better? Get thinking. Get mad. But most importantly, get creative!
You must be enrolled in a high school in Orange County.
1 submission per student.
Write up to 1500 words.
All writers whose work is accepted will receive a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble and your writing will appear in a nationally distributed print publication. You’ll also be invited to an exclusive book release party for you, your friends, family and the community.
Deadline is MARCH 1st.
HOW TO SUBMIT
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, grade, school, a parent’s name, email and phone # in the body of the email. Attach your submission in .doc, .docx or rtf.
2. Mail your submission to:
Page 15 Writing Contest
625 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, F 32801
Include a cover page with your name, grade, school, a parent’s name, email, and phone #.
Stay tuned for more details or go here to see the exact same information.