Teen Essay Contest

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2011, you are invited to join a Teen Essay Contest in English.
Topic: "The Joy of Reading"
Deadline: Saturday, May 28, 2011

For information, please call Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, (415)355-2888 or jewelchen@sfpl.org
Judging will be based on originality, grammar, coherence to the topic and more.

The rules:
*Age: 12-18
*Text should be written in English only, at least 1,000 words
*One entry per person
*Submission by email to: chinatowntz@gmail.com
*Submission in person or by mail to: Jewel Chen, Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
*Include your name, address, school, grade, phone number and email address
*Essays will be divided into two age groups, middle school (Grade 6-8) & high school (Grade 9-12)
*Prizes for winners of each group: First place winners - Target gift card ($50); Second place winners - Best Buy gift card ($25)
*The winner's essay will be posted on the San Francisco Public Library's Teen web pages (Chinatown Teen'Zien Blog)

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