Call for K-12 Students Poetry & Essays on the Hudson Valley DEADLINE November 10

All students living and/or attending school in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area including Westchester, Ulster, Saratoga, Rockland, Rensselaer, Putnam, Orange, Greene, Dutchess, Columbia, and Albany counties are eligible.

Writers should choose places they know and would like to share with their classmates. Places written about must be regularly open to the public; have cultural, historic, or natural significance; and be owned or managed by a not-for-profit or a government entity.

K-4 students should submit a poem of up to 250 words. Middle and high school students may choose one of three prompts for essays of up to 1,000 and 1,500 words, respectively. Writers may include a photo, drawing, collage, or other graphic, but no student will lose points for submitting only written work.

Writing should be completed during summer or fall of 2017, and submitted by Friday, November 10.

All pieces submitted will be considered for publication on THV’s blog. The classes of three top-scoring students — one each from grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 — will be reimbursed up to $900 for expenses related to visiting the place written about.

SOURCE: https://www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org

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