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Contest Deadline: MAY 15th, 2012
Win a FREE invitation to the Bayou Soul Writers and Reader’s Conference event at the New Orleans Public Library which includes a book discussion, book signing, and meeting with celebrity authors and surprise guests. 100 winning essays will be invited to the event.
There will be several winners for the 2012 contest.
Contest is open to sophomores an juniors only*
1st Place winner(s):
$10,000 - 1 maie winner
$10,000 - 1 femaie winner
To be awarded over 4 years through donations from the Bayou Soul Foundation and endowment monies from perspective college. Student(s) must meet the eligible requirements per semester in college.
The entry fee is free.
Entries must be sent electronically as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org as a pdf file. Make sure your name, address, grade level, high school, current English Teacher and telephone number is located on the first page of your essay. Please visit http://www.freepdfconvert.com/ for a free pdf file converter.
Entries will not be returned.
Judges are teachers, instructors, readers, librarians, book lovers, and professionals in the publishing industry. All essays are judged on the basis of originality, creativity, quality, adherence to 4 pages or less, and whether the essay is properly developed with a thesis and supporting paragraphs and conclusion. All decisions of the judges are final.
Bayou Soul Writers and Reader’s Conference does not release or sell contest entrant information to third parties or mailing lists, nor will you receive telephone solicitations, whatsoever.
All essays remain the property of the student who wrote or created them. By submitting an essay for this contest, the student may be eligible for a special invite to the Bayou Soul Writers and Reader’s Conference to meet celebrity authors, to meet met KeKe Palmer, DeDe Davis and Celebrity authors.
All Prize winners will be notified by email or by telephone. The top three winning entries will be invited to our first annual celebrity author meet and greet at the New Orleans Public Library on JULY 5TH. First place winner will have a chance to read their essay at the event.