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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Literary Composition Rules

Literature entries may be works of fiction or nonfiction.  Prose and poetry are acceptable.

Whether an entry uses a variety of techniques or a simple approach, it will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme.  Technique is less important than a well-developed concept.

*Entries must not exceed 2,000 words.
*Two copies are to be submitted.
*Entries can be typed either on a typewriter or with a computer, or can be legibly handwritten.
*Number all pages.
*Illustrated entries, including “books,” with pictures drawn by the student are acceptable; however only literary content is judged.
*Entries are to reflect grade-appropriate grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

 *Submit entries on 8 ½  x 11 inch paper. 
 *Submit both copies in a manila file folder with the Official Entry Form stapled to the back of the folder.
 *Do not mount entries.
 *Write the student’s name on the back of each page in case pages become separated.
*Collections of poems or short stories are not acceptable; only one piece of literature may be entered.


Dictation and typing
*Students may have their entries typed by another person. Transcribers should make every attempt to retain the same level of language and accuracy that is reflected in the student’s original entry.
*Students for whom English is not their first language may submit a literature entry in their own language.  An interpretive translation must accompany the entry.
*Translators should make every attempt to retain the same level of language and accuracy that is reflected in the student’s original entry.
*Keep a copy of your work, DO NOT SEND US THE ONLY COPY.
*Students must adhere to the general rules as well as the Literature Composition Rules.

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Susanna Tang said...

I signed up for literation. This is really easy if you know how to write really well and this can be really creative if you want.

Susanna Tang said...

I want to sign-up for 2010-2011 contest in literary composition but I was wondering if we need to make our own title or do we just use the theme?

Mommy of Four said...

Can I help my child know how to spell a word?

Chantelle said...
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Chantelle said...

The technical answer is no.

Each entry should "reflect grade-appropriate grammar, punctuation, and spelling."

Judges will take into account the age of each child, so will expect errors as appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Even though I have never won, I like this contest so much! Thank you!

Chantelle said...

We are SO GLAD you love this program!!! So do we!!