[bigmessage]Creative Writing Contest 2015 Has Begun[/bigmessage]
Theme: Six months ago, a gigantic solar flare generated an ElectroÂMagnetic Pulse (EMP) so massive that it destroyed all electronic equipment in North America. You have 200 words to write a story that takes place in the Casey County of this new world. GO!
Length: 200 words or less, typed and doubleÂspaced
Deadline: All entries must be received no later than Friday, March 27th, 2015. Eligibility: All entrants must be a resident of Casey County.
Age Groups: Â
Youth (grades 7 â€“ 12)
Adults (age 18 & over)
Awards for each age group: First prize: $ 75 Second prize: $ 50 Third prize: $ 25
Winners will be notified by Wednesday, April 29th; prizes will be awarded on Saturday, May 2nd. Winning entrants will also receive award certificates and have their stories published in the Casey County News!
Judging: Each entry will be reviewed & scored by three (3) or more independent judges on:
Creativity & Originality–50 points
Grammar & Mechanics–25 points
Personal Impression–25 points
Â All entries must be original, unpublished work.
Â Entries must be typed and doubleÂspaced.
Â Only one (1) entry per person. Entries will not be returned.
Â Entries received after deadline will not be eligible. All judgesâ€™ decisions are final. Â
Each entry must include a cover sheet with the following information:
Title of the entry
Category (Youth or Adult)
Mailing Address Telephone number
Entries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, dropped off at the front desk of the Casey County Public Library, or mailed to:
Casey County Public Library ATTN: Creative Writing Contest 238 Middleburg St.
Liberty, KY 42539
Sponsors: Â Friends of the Casey County Public Library, Â Casey County Chamber of Commerce and the Casey County News