Teaching your homeschooled students how to write well can seem like a huge task to many parents, and yet, this form of creative expression is one which many homeschoolers will naturally excell. Creativity is fostered in an environment that embraces periods of “down time” in which the learners are freer to think about what interests them and to play with ideas. These opportunities may be more accesssible in the homeschool day since the work can be accomplished in less time than in the public schools.
Many home-schooled students are wonderful writers, but have no place to showcase their work. Mary Dehm, retired teacher and current tutor, has organized an opportunity for home-school students to have their work published in a local journal. This contest is open to all current Arizona home-school students grades K-12. Entries will be judged by a panel of teachers, authors, and students.
Applicants whose work is chosen will have their entries published in 2010 Visions Literary Journal and will receive a Certificate of Publication and accolades in local homeschool and public media.
A Literary Tea will be held in honor of all applicants on Thursday, April 15th from 2:00–3:00 PM at SonRise Community Church, 29505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 85262. Each applicant will receive a Certificate of Participation.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS ~ ENTRIES MUST BE PRINT READY
- Students may submit original prose, poetry or artwork. No limit on number of submissions.
- Entry fee: $10 per student no matter how many categories have been entered
- Submissions must have been completed within the 2009-2010 school year
- Students will complete an application form and submit with entries and fee by 2/12/10
- All submissions must be work from the 2009-2010 school year
- Each written piece must be emailed to [email protected]
- Each art piece must be delivered to Covenant Home School Resource Center
- Please see the submission details and application form for the writing contest and art contest
- Sponsor positions are available on a first-come, first served basis.
- See details about the Literary Tea
This sounds like a wonderful way to showcase the literary and artistic projects into which your students have poured their hearts and souls. The deadline is February 12, so the time to act on your submission is now.
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