Students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to enter Letters About Literature 2015-2016, 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 for grades 9-12 is December 4, 2015 and the deadline for grades 4-8 is January 11th, 2016.To enter, students wrote 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 9-12. 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) will be selected. This is the 18th year for Letters About Literature in Alaska.
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