Guidelines for the 2008 Poetry Contest
Due to the disruptions caused by the winter weather, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, April 21, 2008.
Any middle school or high school student [grades 6-12, including home-schooled students] in the state of Ohio may submit up to 20 poems.
There are no restrictions on content, form, or style.
The poems can be submitted electronically to Martin Kich at email@example.com, either in the mail message or as a Word (.doc), RichText (.rtf) or WordPerfect (.wpd) attachment.
Or the poems can be submitted by regular mail to High School Poetry Contest, Martin Kich, English Department, Wright State University--Lake Campus, 7600 Lake Campus Drive, Celina, OH 45822.
Bulk submissions from teachers are very welcome.
Each submission should, however, include the student's name, grade, school, teacher's name, and some sort of contact information [e-mail address or telephone number].
Questions can also be directed to Martin Kich at his Wright State e-mail address.
Guidelines for the 2008 Essay and Fiction Contests
Students from the 22 school districts in the Lake Campus' service area can also submit essays and short stories. There are no restrictions on subject matter or length. Entries in these categories can be submitted in the same ways as the poetry entries.
From among the submissions from students in the 22 school districts in the Lake Campus' service area, five winners, ten runners-up, and twenty-five honorable mentions will be selected. Each winner and runner-up will receive a plaque and each honorable mention a certificate, as well as two copies of the booklet of the winning, runner-up, and honorable mention poems. The five winners will also receive $100 savings bonds. All students whose work has been included in the booklet will be honored at a reception and reading to be held at the Lake Campus in May.
From among the submissions from students in school districts outside the Lake Campus' service area, one winner and ten runners-up will be selected. The winner will receive a $200 savings bond and plaque. The winner and runners-up will receive certificates and two copies of the contest booklet.
The contest booklet will also be published online.
The winners of the essay and short story contests for students in the 22 school districts in the Lake Campus' service area will receive $100 savings bonds, plaques, and copies of the contest booklets, in which their work will also be published.