Two universities are sponsoring writing competitions


Feb. 8, 2004, midnight | By Anthony Glynn | 16 years, 11 months ago


Susquehanna University and the University of Maryland are each holding a writing/photography competition for high school students.

The Apprentice Writer

Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania has announced that US high school students are allowed to submit works of fiction, poetry, essays or photography to The Apprentice Writer, a publication that is sent to high schools and colleges throughout the country. The deadline for submissions is March 15, and the acceptance announcements will be mailed by May 5. Entries that are accepted will be published in The Apprentice Writer that is distributed in September of this year. To find out more about this opportunity, go to Susquehanna University online.

Students should send their work to;
Gary Fincke
Writers Institute Director
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001

Sadat Essay for Peace

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Maryland, College Park campus (UMD) has announced a writing contest open to all Maryland high school students. The essay should include the student's thoughts about furthering the dialogue for peace in the Middle East and throughout the world. Students should focus on one or more issues related to world peace and explain how the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat influenced those issues. The winning essay will be published in the program for the Sadat Lecture for Peace, which will be held March 17. The first place winner will receive a prize of $1,000, and the runner-up will be recognized during the lecture and will receive $500. For more information, go to the University of Maryland website.

Students should mail their essay(s) by February 20 to;
Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
Essay for Peace Competition
University of Maryland
3140 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742



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