Students in grades kindergarten through 12 who have a love for writing poems and essays can win a $50 savings bond if they submit their entries to Creative Communication’s Poetry & Essay contest. Young writers have an opportunity to be published in an anthology, and schools with 15 or more students qualify for one of fifty $250 Language Arts grants. Go to Creative Communication’s website for contest guidelines and to enter.

What: Poetry & Essay Contest sponsored by Creative Communication

Who: Poetry divisions: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Essay divisions: Grades 3-6, 7-9 and 10-12

When: Poetry Spring deadline is April 12, 2011; Summer deadline is August 16, 2011

Essay Spring deadline is February 15, 2011; Summer deadline is July 19, 2011

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