Young Authors Writing Contest deadline is Feb. 28

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THE deadline for submission of stories to the Lady Diann Torres Foundation’s 3rd Young Authors Writing Contest is now Feb. 28, first lady Diann T. Torres said.

The deadline for the submission of stories for the Lady Diann Torres Foundation’s Young Authors Writing Contest is on Feb. 28.  In photo are Claudia Flores, left, the program coordinator of the foundation, and first lady Diann T. Torres.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

The original deadline was Jan. 10.

This year, Mrs. Torres said, the foundation may select four winners and publish two books in Chamorro and two in Carolinian, depending on the quality of the stories that will be submitted.

The competition is open to students from fourth to 12th grades.

“All entries must be originally written in Chamorro and/or Carolinian with English translations,” Mrs. Torres said, adding that one person can submit only one entry.

In the past, she added, an average of 40 students participated in the contest.

The theme for this year is “Our culture, our heritage, our way of life.”

“This contest is designed to develop the technical and creative writing skills of our young authors and help them get published,” Mrs. Torres said.

She added that the young authors will also have the opportunity to experience working with illustrators and editors.

Mrs. Torres is hoping that bilingual teachers will encourage their students to join the contest.

For more information, call the Lady Diann Torres Foundation office at 235-5383.

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