The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts
Literary Competition 2020
Eligibility: Contestants must be high school juniors or seniors who meet any of the following criteria:
- Reside in the City of Fairfax
- Attend public or private high school in the City of Fairfax
- Reside and are home schooled within the City of Fairfax
Submission Criteria: Entries are to be presented in the form of a 1500-2500-word essay, double-spaced. English-language submission only will be considered.
Entries may be on either of two topics:
My Utopia 2020 (fiction)
Social Media Use: The Pros and Cons (non-fiction)
Standard English spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage, etc. will be expected. Profanity obscenity, or "hate speech" types of discriminatory language will be immediate disqualifiers.
Judging Criteria: Entries will be judged on structure, clarity, originality, fluency, coherence, and persuasiveness.
Deadline for Submissions: 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 13 2020
The winner will be announced not later than 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 20 2020.