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Voces Austin Hosting Writing Contest - Deadline approaching - cool prizes!

Writing contest open to girls and boys ages 7-14 years old.

It is free and it can be written in
English/Spanish or Bilingual. We are not grading grammar, only
literary creativity and technique.
 
The objective of El Niño y el Cuento 2014 is to enhance cultural
development, literary creativity, and the interest for writing in
prose in children.

any questions email Larissa Davila larissa@VocesAustin.com

GUIDELINES:

1. Participants will be able to participate within two groups:

Group A: 7 to 10 years old. Stories must be written in Spanish or
English. Format requirement is a 1-page minimum and 3-page maximum of
letter-sized pages; double-spaced; 12-point, Arial font. (Hand-written
stories will also be accepted, as long as they are legible).

Group B: 11 to 14 years old. Stories must be written in Spanish or
English. Format requirement is a 1-page minimum and 5-page maximum of
letter-sized pages; double-spaced; 12-point, Arial font. (Hand-written
stories will also be accepted, as long as they are legible).

2. The stories should focus on unpublished, ingenuous and
youthful narratives. Participants are free to choose their own topics

3. Stories must be submitted in hard-copy form:

Walk-in delivery: Emma S. Barrientos, Mexican-American Cultural Center
600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701

Mail-in delivery: 12922 Widge Drive, Austin, Texas 78727

All stories must be in a sealed and labeled envelope:

a) Include Original copy and 4 additional copies of the story; No
illustrations/drawings.

b) A separate sheet must be attached with: the title of the work,
author’s complete name, author’s date of birth, current residential
address, phone number and email address of Parent/Guardian.

c) Attach a completed Authorization form, signed by the author’s
Parent/Guardian.

4. Stories submitted that do not adhere to these guidelines will
be disqualified from the contest.

5. Last day to submit their works will be September 12, 2014.

6. The panel of judges shall be comprised of distinguished
members of the community. Their decisions in determining the winners
will be final.

7. Judges will base their decision to qualify stories in
technique and literary creativity ONLY. Grammar is not qualified.

The 10 finalists will be announced on October 1, 2014 through the
Voces Austin Facebook page, Voces Austin webpage – www.VocesAustin.com
– and the Parent/Guardian of each finalist will be contacted via email
and telephone. The winners will be announced on Saturday – October 18,
2014 at 12:00 PM, in the Black Room of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican
American Cultural Center (the MACC). All participants attending the
awards ceremony will receive an entry fee coupon to be able to
participate in the contest that will be held in August 2015 at no
cost. The contestants that place in the top three will receive their
awards at the same event.

AWARDS:

First Place
Will receive a tablet, publication of story on Facebook and
http://www.VocesAustin.com, a $60.00 gift card, and a Certificate of
Participation.

Second Place
Will receive a $100.00 gift card, publication of story on Facebook and
www.VocesAustin.com, and a Certificate of Participation.

Third Place
Will receive a $50.00 gift card, publication of story on Facebook and
www.VocesAustin.com, and a Certificate of Participation.

Please forward to anyone you think would be appropriate to help us to
get children interested, I can swing by to pick up the stories next
week. Again, thank you very much with your help with this.

Best Regards,
Larissa Davila
P: 512-636-6381
E: larissa@VocesAustin.com

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