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Lake Placid Institute announces poetry contest

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Institute announces a call for entries for the 2010 Great Adirondack Young People's Poetry contest, open to grades 1-12 in the Adirondack region. The deadline for entries is February 28, 2010!

Students and parents should contact their schools for information about entering the contest.

The winning poems will be published in a book called "Words From the Woods" and listed on the Institute's website. An award ceremony at the Lake Placid Center of the Arts to honor the winning writers will take place on May 2. The Institute's poetry contest has been held since 1998, and now has over 500 entries each year.

This year's contest will also offer three scholarships to the 2010 Young Vermont Writers' Conference, a spring writing workshop specifically for high school students in May on the beautiful campus of Champlain College. For dedicated young writers, it is a chance to meet others who share their passion and to study the craft with some of the area's most celebrated authors and teachers.

This contest is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Lake Placid Education Foundation, Corning-Chisolm Foundation through Adirondack Community Trust, The Arts Council of Northern Adirondacks and Stewart's Shops.

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