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Posted 02/01/2019 08:29AM

Dear Parents,

As we begin to prepare for Literacy Month in March, it is that time of year for students to start working on their entries for the writing competitions. Here's what you need to know:

What

Primary

Young Author's Award

Secondary

Alexander Award

Theme

'Firsts - love, failure, friend, pain, broken, success, impressions, snow etc.

Who

All Secondary and Primary School student are welcome and encouraged to participate!

How to submit

Young Author's Award entries can be submitted to your child's homeroom teacher, Mr Reardon or Ms Pam. All entries must include a cover page available from Mr Reardon or class homeroom teachers.

Alexander Awards entries for Secondary School students can be submitted via Open Form on MyPSI Homeroom.

When

The final deadline for all Primary School submissions is 4 March.

The final deadline for all Secondary School submissions is 15 March (Ides of March).

Entry specifications

Primary students may submit one piece of writing for each category - narrative and poetry.

All submissions must include work completed independently and must be related to the theme.



Students may submit any work completed within the last 12 months (but not submitted last year). This work can include poetry or prose (fiction and nonfiction). All submissions must include work completed independently and must be related to the theme.

Judging

Entries will be judged by a selected panel of staff and student judges.

Entries will be judged by a panel of English Language & Literature and EAL teachers.

Winner Announcements

Winners for all categories will be announced at the Primary School assembly on Tuesday, 26 March at 13:40

Winners for all categories will be announced at the Secondary School assembly on Thursday, 28 March at 12:05.

Publication and dramatisation.

All entries meeting the requirements will be published in the 2019 edition of Ink Stains Magazine.

All entries meeting the requirements will be published in the 2019 edition of Ink Stains Magazine. The top winning work of fiction from Secondary students will be made into a radio drama by the English Department Players, Ltd. and presented in the Primary lobby and on Facebook through April.


If you haven't yet placed an order in our online Scholastic book club and you still wish to, you have until midnight on Sunday, 3 February. Please follow this link to browse the selection and place your order. If you have any questions regarding placing an order, please come to either the Primary or Secondary School library for assistance.


If you wish to contribute to the book suggestion document and help with the selection of the books for the library collection, please add your requests to this document by 15 February. All ordered materials will be available at the beginning of the next academic year in August / September 2019.


Best wishes,

Pam and Polina


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