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What is the role of the public library in the Internet Era?
Students attending Junior High/Middle Schools and High Schools throughout Kern County are invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Writers of Kern, a branch of the California Writers Club. This project should be aligned with curriculum standards in the area of argumentative writing addressing the question: “What does the role of the public library in the Internet Era?”
Students in Grades 6 through 12 at Kern County Junior High/Middle Schools and High Schools are eligible to participate.
Essays are to be submitted beginning Monday, October 1, 2018 through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, not later than 5:00 p.m.
Essays are to be typed in Arial font, size 12, double-spaced, 1″ margins (top, bottom, left, right), number pages in upper right hand corner beginning on first page. Essay length no more than 1,200 words. The first page should include the essay’s title, student’s name, email address, school, and grade. Submit the essay as an attachment to an email addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening & Selection Process
Screening of essays and selection of winners will be conducted by a panel of judges appointed by the Executive Board of Writers of Kern.
Submissions will be judged against curriculum standards in the area of argumentative writing as well as originality, grammar, sentence structure, and research.
The top student essays from throughout the County will be announced in February 2019. Cash prizes will be awarded to top students at the Writers of Kern Honors dinner in May 2019. Top essays will be published in Young Writers of Kern Anthology 2019.