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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Outdoor News Youth Writing Contest

On behalf of Michigan Outdoor News, (and as a former 4-Hr) I’m hoping you can get some information out to youth in your area regarding the Outdoor News Youth Writing program.

This is a contest that has been conducted annually since 1998, and students in grades 6-12 are eligible. Students are asked to submit either an essay or poem under 1,000 words on an outdoors-related topic such as camping, fishing or hunting. Online submissions are encouraged.

There are two age divisions, with winners selected in each of the two categories (prose and poetry).

The Senior Division is for students enrolled in grades 9-12, and the Junior Division is for students in grades 6-8 for the 2014/ 2015 school year.

Through a partnership with Cabela’s, Outdoor News provides the winning entries a cash prize. $100 for first place in each age division, and one poetry winner in each group and second place in each age division will win $50.  Winners also receive an award plaque and the winning entries are submitted to the Outdoor Write Association of America annual writing contest where they are eligible for additional cash prizes.

Full program details can be found in current editions of Michigan Outdoor News, and online at  http://www.outdoornews.com/Michigan/YouthWritingEntry/

Thank you!

Evy Gebhardt | Sales & Marketing Director | Outdoor News Publications
9850 51st Avenue N, Suite 130 | Plymouth, MN 55442 | Direct: 763-398-3455 | Fax:  763-398-3467
Email: evy@outdoornews.com
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