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Writers and artists celebrated with contests

Join the Celebration of Writers and Artists with Creative Communication’s Spring 2012 Essay, Poetry and Art Contests.

The Essay Contest divisions are: Grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, write 250 words or less on any non-fiction topic. The deadline for the Essay Contest is Feb. 15.

The Poetry Contest divisions are: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter a poem, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. The deadline for the Poetry Contest is April 12.

Enter either contest online at: http://www.poeticpower.com or mail entries labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest to: 159 N Main, Smithfield, UT 84335. Include the author’s name, address, city, state, and zip, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology.

These are not contests where every entry is published. There is no entry fee or required purchase. Teachers can qualify for a free book and win awards for the quality of their entries.

To view the students in your area who were selected as winners in previous contests or to view the schools in your area who were awarded a $250 Language Arts Grant, go to: http://www.poeticpower.com/winner.php.

There is also an art contest for students in grades K-12, with more than $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to students and their teachers. To enter, take a photo of the contest entry of original art and go to http://www.celebratingart.com to enter and for full contest information. The art contest deadline is April 3.

For additional information, call 435-713-4411.

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