Monday, November 22, 2010

Take the LAL Writing Challenge!

Have a favorite author?  A book that changed you? 
Want to win a $500 Target gift card?

Enter the Letters About Literature (LAL) contest. LAL is a contest where teens submit an essay about an author who's fiction, nonfiction, or poetry either changed their view of the world, or of themselves. The author whose writing inspired them can either be currently alive and writing, or from the past. The essays submitted are not book reviews, but a reflection of how the author inspired and changed the Teen's perspective.

The competition is broken down into three different competition levels.
Level 1: Grades 4-6
Level 2: Grades 7-8
Level 3: Grades 9-12

Winners at a state level will recieve cash from Kansas Center for the Book along with a $50 gift card from Target. National winners will recieve a $500 Target gift card.

Please visit the website for more information on how to enter and to view past essays.

This Year's Deadline: December 10, 2010

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