The Library of Congress and the Missouri Center for the Book proudly sponsor a writing competition each year called “Letters About Literature.” Through this contest, children and teens in grades 4-10 are invited to write a thoughtful, well-constructed letter to his or her favorite author. Cash prizes await the winner of this long-standing, prestigious writing competition.
Awards are offered at both the state and national levels. The Missouri Center for the Book has its own panel of judges who select the the top essayists in the state. Then, state winners receive a cash award and advance to the national level of competition.
If your submission is chosen to advance, a panel of judges at the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. The judges will also select one second place winner on each competition level to receive a $150 cash award.
If you would like to know more, be sure to talk to your reading or language arts teacher. You may also contact Ann Roberts, Coordinator for the Missouri Center for the Book, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 11, 2013.