Thursday, June 4, 2009

We invite you to enter your best creative work for the Skipping Stones magazine's 2009 Youth Honor Award Program!

'New Year's Day' in Korea, by Stella Tu, 12, Illinois
'New Year's Day in Korea'
by Stella Tu, 12, Illinois

Multicultural Awareness and Nature Appreciation

Traditions and Celebrations * Diversity and Tolerance * Dreams and Visions * Youth Activism * Family and Society * Nature and Environment * Peace, Justice and Equality

The Youth Honor Awards recognize creative and artistic works by young people that promote multicultural and nature awareness.

Entry Guidelines:
Original writing (essays, interviews, poems, plays, short stories, etc.) and art (photos, paintings, cartoons, etc.) from youth, ages 7 to 17, should be typed or neatly handwritten. The entries should be appropriate for ages 7 to 17. Prose under 1,000 words; poems under 30 lines. Non-English and bilingual writings are welcome.

You may also choose to highlight the work of a youth organization or group project. Using the same guidelines as above, tell us how the group works to preserve nature or enrich the community, its members and the lives of others.

Entries must be postmarked by 25 June 2009. Please include:

  • A cover letter telling about yourself and your submission, your age, address and telephone number or e-mail.
  • Certificate of originality from a parent or teacher.
  • $3 entry fee (low-income entrants and subscribers can enter for free) and a SASE. Every student who enters receives a copy of Skipping Stones featuring the winning entries.

Ten winners will be published in the Sept. -- Oct. 2009 issue (Vol. 21, no. 4).

Winners will also receive an Honor Award Certificate, a subscription to Skipping Stones and five nature and/or multicultural books.Send award entries, submissions and subscriptions (School/Library: $35; Family: $25; Low-income: $15) to Skipping Stones at the address below.



Skipping Stones Magazine
P.O. Box 3939
Eugene, OR 97403 USA.
Telephone: (541) 342-4956

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