The Wyoming Letters About Literature contest is accepting submissions for just a little while longer.

The contest is for students who love to read and write. This time they are being asked to write about their favorite author and what book of theirs has influenced them, and why.

The idea is for the student to write more than just a book report, instead they are meant to dive into the "why" of the story and how it made them think.

Students can enter as an individual or work as a group in a class.

FROM THE STATE WEBSITE: "This state-level contest encourages students to read, be inspired, and write back to their favorite authors. Letters About Literature asks students to respond to a book, rather than simply report on it. What matters most is the connection the student makes with the author’s words and the impact it has on that student’s life and how they see the world."

The contest began taking entries on Nov. 1.  Final submission date is Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Students compete in three age categories: Level 1 (grades 4-6), Level 2 (grades 7-8), and Level 3 (grades 9-12).

THERE ARE PRIZES: Wyoming winners will receive an Amazon gift card worth $150 for first place, $100 for second, or $50 for third.

Find full information including examples of past winners at this website. 

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