Posted by: anitanolan | December 3, 2010

Make Us Laugh! Contest for Teens

From Merlyn’s Pen:

MAKE US LAUGH! WRITING CONTEST

Start Date November 1, 2010
End Date December 31, 2010
Eligibility Students in grades 6-12 or homeschool or international equivalent. Entry is free, at merlynspen.org

HUMOR WRITING CONTEST: MAKE US LAUGH!

There’s an old saying: Laughter is the best medicine. When we laugh, we forget our troubles and our pains. Writing about growing up helps us recall events that challenged, scared, confused or even shocked us. Hmmmthat doesn’t sound like fun. Yet when writing about life-changing events, don’t we sometimes find ourselves smiling, even laughing, and acknowledging some “good” that resulted?  If they lead to nothing else, these memories can lead to a story — often a story others will enjoy hearing.  Merlyn’s Pen and its online readers want to hear your story!

This contest seeks humorous stories — nonfiction (“true” stories) up to 750 words — about an event that taught you something important, that changed or shaped your understanding of yourself, your friends, your family, or the world.

WRITING CONTEST GUIDELINES

Personal narratives (nonfiction and creative nonfiction) up to 750 words are welcome. Up to two entries per person, submitted separately,  are welcome: each will receive its own confirmation and tracking code. Please do not send fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, or song lyrics.

WHERE & WHEN TO ENTER

Entries must be submitted electronically before midnight (EST) December 31, 2010, at the Submit Your Writing page at http://www.merlynspen.org. Confirmation of your entry is immediate, and each writer receives a personal “tracking” code to follow his or her submission as it moves among editors. There is no entry fee.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Student writers in grades 6-12 or the home-school or international equivalent are welcome to enter. Entry is free.

CONTEST DIVISIONS

Winning entries will be picked from two divisions: High school (grades 9-12 or equivalent) and Middle School (grades 6-8 or equivalent).

For more information:  http://www.merlynspen.org/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/43199

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