COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 47

November 16, 2004

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Outdoors Writers Association, Inc. Youth Writing Contest

 

The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, Inc. is sponsoring their annual youth writing contest open to all students in grades 9 through 12. This years theme is What I learned about myself from a memorable outdoors experience. The organization encourages submissions from any Virginia student active in outdoors pursuits or clubs. The goal of the annual contest is to reward young people for excellence in communicating their personal experiences in the outdoors.

The deadline for all post marked or electronic entries is Friday, January 14, 2005. Prizes from sponsoring businesses will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. The first place winner will have the honor of having his/her article published in Virginia Wildlife magazine.

 

Complete information and contest rules can be found at the associations website at http://www.vowa.org/youth.html

For more information, contact Tracy Robertson

(troberts@mail.vak12ed.edu), English specialist, at (804) 371-7585, or Sally Mills (mills@vims.edu), at (804) 684-7167.

 

LMW/TFR