Writing Contests for middle schoolers

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MOBILE, Alabama - The Mobile Writers Guild is conducting the Tracy Hurley Memorial Writing Contest, a short story competition for middle or high school students in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Entries must be between 500-2, 500 words, and will be judged on plot structure, grammar and spelling, and originality.

First, second and third place winners will be announced in both categories: Middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12).

There is a $25 cash prize for first place, $15 for second and $10 for third.

Contestants should email their entries to wonderwegian@gmail.com with "Writing Contest" in the subject line. The author's name, grade, school or homeschool must be included.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday, April 13.

Finalists will be notified via email, and winners will be awarded their prizes on Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the West Regional Library.

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