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News: 02/15/2018

Jack London youth writing contest



Nature is the focus of this year’s youth writing contest, sponsored by Jack London Park Partners.

From sled dogs in the mountains to stormy villains on the high seas, one of Jack London’s greatest inspirations was the natural world itself. His descriptive writing could make nature feel like the main character of any story.

This year’s writing prompt is: Create an interesting fiction story around a particular environment or natural event, like a winter storm, summer drought, or even meteorites and solar flares. The sky is the limit! How does the event or environment influence, inspire, or even challenge your character(s)? Use your own relationship with nature as your inspiration. The deadline for entries is Feb. 28. Winners will be announced in April.

There are two categories for entry: Elementary School (fourth and fifth grades), 1,500 words; and Middle School (sixth through eighth grades), 2,000 words. There are cash prizes for first, second and third place in each entry category.

For all the rules, official entry form, and more information, go to www.jacklondonpark.com/media/documents/2018%20Writing%20Contest%20Flyer.pdf.

Entries can be mailed to Jack London Park Partners, Attn: Kristina Ellis, 2400 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442. Email entries to kellis@jacklondonpark.com.



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