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League Co-Sponsors Vermont High School Writing Contest

The League of Vermont Writers is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Vermont High School Writing Contest, co-sponsored by the League and Northern Vermont University. This exciting opportunity is open to all Vermont students, including home-schooled students, in grades 9 through 12. The contest begins September 1, 2021, the deadline for entries is November 15, 2021, and winners will be announced in mid-January 2022. A panel of distinguished Vermont writers, including League members, will judge entries in three categories: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Please see the following links for more information:

Contest Website (including submission categories, guidelines, and entry form: https://www.northernvermont.edu/vermont-high-school-writing-contest

Printable Flier: https://www.northernvermont.edu/sites/default/files/2021-08/vermont_high_school_writing_contest_flier.pdf

Press Release: https://www.northernvermont.edu/about/news-events/news-center/nvu-and-league-vt-writers-announce-high-school-writing-contest

Please share this information with students, teachers, and anyone else who is interested in encouraging and nurturing the writing skills of young Vermonters.

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