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Letters About Literature 2013
 
Students in grades 4 through 10 are invited to enter Letters About Literature 2012, a national writing contest sponsored by Alaska Center for the Book and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The contest deadline is January 11, 2013.
 
 
To enter, students must write a letter to an author – living or dead – explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves.
 
 
The contest has three competition levels: Level I is open to students in grades 4 through 6; Level II is open to students in grades 7-8; and Level III is open to students in grades 9-10.
 
Each letter must be accompanied by an official entry coupon or copy of one. Entry coupons will be available at your local, participating library or online at the Alaska Center for the Book web site at www.lettersaboutliterature.org. Guidelines and teaching supplements are also available for teachers, parents, or librarians at the site.
 
Alaska state winners at each level will receive a $100 cash prize. They also advance to national competition. Runners-up receive $50 cash.
 
Six national winners (two per competition level) and 12 national honorable mentions (four per competition level) will be selected.
 
This is the fifteenth year for Letters About Literature in Alaska. 

 

  

Letters About Literature Winning Letters Archive

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