THE SAM AND DIANE STEWART FAMILY FOUNDATION

WRITING COMPETITION

1st Place: $3,000 Cash Prize | 2nd Place: $1,000 Cash Prize | 3rd Place: $1,000 Cash Prize

GUIDELINES:

Requirements:

  • Submit an original written essay or poem. Plagiarism (using someone else’s work without attribution) will result in disqualification and will be reported to your LIA teacher.
  • Your essay or poem can be written in English, Spanish, or a combination of both languages.
  • Your essay or poem can have a maximum of 500 (five hundred) words and poems can have a maximum of 50 (fifty) lines. Please double space your essay and set the margins of your essay to 1” (one inch). Poems can be single spaced.

What to Create:

  • Your original writing should incorporate and/or portray the “Be The Change” theme.

How to Submit to Work:

  • Your essay or poem can only be uploaded in pdf format. Please make sure your first and last name appear at the top left of your document.

Judging Criteria:

  • Presentation of the “Be The Change” theme.
  • Organization, creativity, style, descriptive language, imagery.
  • Proper use of grammar and punctuation.

Deadline:
March 10, 2021

Deadline:
March 10, 2021