Literary Competition 2020

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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:

  1. Reside in the City of Fairfax
  2. Attend public or private high school in the City of Fairfax
  3. 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.

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