A Middle-School Writing Contest to Support Literary Arts in the Community
Cash prizes of $250, $125 and $75 will be awarded to top three winners
Orinda, Calif. (December 8, 2015) – The Orinda Junior Women’s Club (Orinda
Juniors) is delighted to announce details for Youth Ink 2016, the annual
creative writing contest open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students
who live or attend school in Orinda. The Youth Ink 2016 prompt is Future. This
prompt was chosen because it encompasses almost limitless potential for subject
matter, thereby encouraging young writers to personalize their pieces.
Organizers say the first rule is to write about anything you like: real or
imaginary. There is no limit to the imagination. Whatever you write about, just
remember to have fun!
“We eagerly await the results of how Orinda’s talented young writers approach
this year’s prompt, although they can write about anything they choose,” said
Amy Stuffmann, president of Orinda Juniors.
Generous co-sponsors of Youth Ink 2016, including The Orinda Association,
Friends of the Orinda Library, and The Orinda Community Foundation, make it
possible to provide impressive prizes: $250 for 1st place, $125 for 2nd place,
$75 for 3rd place.
A panel of several local professional writers, including reporters and
best-selling novelists, will evaluate Youth Ink 2016 submissions and choose
winners. The judges’ names will be shared when the winners are announced at an
awards ceremony at the Orinda Public Library on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at
6pm- 7pm. The public is welcome to attend.
Youth Ink 2016 submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis but must be
hand-delivered to a designated school representative or postmarked by Friday,
February 17, 2016 and mailed to Orinda Junior Women’s Club, Post Office Box 40,
Orinda, CA 94563 in order to be considered for an award. Youth Ink 2016
submission forms are available through the administrative offices and English
departments at Orinda Intermediate School, the Orinda Public Library, Orinda
Academy, Athenian School, School for Girls, or online at www.orindajuniors.org.
About Orinda Juniors
Orinda Juniors, a local non-profit service organization, supports a variety of
organizations in the greater East Bay. Every year, its community service
projects help the Orinda Senior Village, STAND! Against Domestic Violence, the
Orinda Convalescent Home, the Oakland Children’s Hospital Family House,
Brighter Beginnings, and others. If you are interested in becoming an Orinda
Juniors member or making a donation to our service projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Wed, December 9, 2015
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