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Monday, September 01, 2008

WV Autumn Festival writing contest

The WV Autumn Festival is sponsoring a writing contest featuring categories for all ages and skill levels. The categories are Short Story, Essay, and Poetry. Although the contest judges haven’t been announced, they come from the writing community of West Virginia. All entries will be copied to each judge in advance. There is one adult age division, and the children's age levels are: six and under, seven to twelve, and thirteen to seventeen.

Any questions may be sent to: Renita Loyd, at:

Entry fees are: Children -- $3.00 per entry and; Adults -- $5.00 per entry
Entry must be postmarked by October 2, 2008.

Prizes include:
Ø Age Division Winners -- $5.00 cash, a gift and a trophy.
Ø Children Category Winners -- $20.00 cash, a gift, and a trophy
Ø Best Overall Children Writer --$50.00 CASH, a gift, and trophy
Ø Best Overall Adult Writer -- $100.00 CASH, a gift, and trophy

NOTE: Depending on response, award values may increase.

All entries should be sent to: WVAF, P.O. Box 102, Flatwoods, WV 26621.