County students can win cash in writing contest
Writing is a powerful tool. The ability to write is the ability to communicate complex emotions, share vivid stories, and inform others.
Each year, students from across San Juan County have the opportunity to submit their best essays, poems, and narrations to the annual San Juan School District Writing Contest.
Made possible and sponsored by the Michael Hurst Foundation, the contest is a chance for students to share their best work and even win cash prizes. It is open to five age groups including grades 2-12, with multiple writing categories within each group.
First place winners will receive cash prizes, and second and third place winners will be awarded certificates.
Applicants may submit anything they have written in the past year, including assignments for a class. Interested? Here’s what to do:
Students: Ask your English teacher or the office secretary for a submission packet, which also includes an explanation of the rules and guidelines. Enter as many categories as you wish with your own original work, and turn the packet in to the school office.
Parents and teachers: Encourage your children or students to participate. Help them select their best original work to be entered, and ensure that they properly follow the rules for submission.
Submissions are due to school offices by March 8, 2019, so get writing! It’s not every day you have the chance to make money from an essay.