Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Seattle Area Kids: SciFi Writing Contest for EMP/SFM

The folks over at the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum want to involve kids in their upcoming Science Fiction Festival, taking place from February 7th - February 11th.

Here is the summary:
Short Story Details
Science-fiction themed short stories will be selected in the following age groups:
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
Submissions must be typed, double spaced and up to 3,000 words. Text only as well as illustrated stories will be accepted. All submissions will be read by a team including: science fiction comic book writer, Brandon Jerwa; author and EMP curator Brooks Peck; and EMP’s Education Director, Patricia Costa Kim.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group will be awarded prizes valued at $100, $75, and $50.
Prize winners will be invited to read their short stories on February 11 at 12pm in EMP's JBL Theater. All entries must be submitted to education@empsfm.org by January 17, 2011. All submissions must include the student's name, age, grade, and school.
More information can be found HERE. Hurry, the submission deadline in January 17th!

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