THE AGAWAM CULTURAL COUNCIL

2022 Writing Competition
The Agawam Cultural Council is proud to announce
its 2022 Writing Contest, open to all
Agawam High School Seniors!

To see Contest instructions and entry details,
click here, or scroll down this page.
 

 The 2022 Writing Competition

The 8th Annual (2022) Agawam Cultural Council Writing Competition
is open to all High School Seniors living in, or attending school in,
the Town of Agawam.

Works must be original to this year's competition; previously published essays from other contests cannot be accepted.
The competition runs from January 25, 2022 through April 15th, 2022.
Entries will be accepted through April 15th, 2022 only; entries postmarked or e-mailed after that date will not be eligible for consideration.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, the winners of the 2022 ACC Writing Competition will be recognized and celebrated virtually (online).
Award certificates will be mailed, and cash prizes will be distributed to First, Second, and Third Place winners. (see "Prizes", below)

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 2022 Writing Competition Guidelines

Basic Requirements for Entry -

The 2022 competition runs from January 25th through April 15th, 2022. Entries will be accepted through April 15th, only; entries postmarked or e-mailed after that date will not be eligible for consideration.
All entries must be typed or written legibly. Entries should be titled, and should be accompanied by a cover sheet (or e-mail body) with such information as the entrant's name, street address, phone number and e-mail address. However, this or other personal information must NOT appear as part of the work submitted (or attached to an e-mail) for judging. This is to better enable unbiased and fair judging of the entries submitted.
If submitting via e-mail, DON'T FORGET TO ATTACH YOUR ESSAY!
(Entrants are urged to keep a copy of the submitted work in some form.)

A cover sheet with contact information must accompany each submission, and should include:

- First and Last Name
- Street Address
- Phone Number
- E-mail Address
(if possible)
- Name of Language Arts/ English/ Composition Teacher
- Title of Entry

You may MAIL or HAND DELIVER entries to:

Agawam Cultural Council
c/o Town Hall
36 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
Attn: Writing Competition

PLEASE NOTE: Entries CAN be accepted via e-mail.
Send to: agawamcc@yahoo.com

Winners in each category will be notified by mail, phone, or e-mail no later than
May 1st, 2022. Winning entries may be considered for publication in town newspapers, and on the ACC website, unless specified that you wish to decline publication in this manner.
The winners and their works will be celebrated at an online recognition event on a date yet to be determined.

Prizes -

The following monetary prizes will be awarded:

1st Place ..... $ 1,400.00
2nd Place ..... $   600.00
3rd Place ..... $   400.00

 The 2022 Writing Competition Theme: Culture and Society

THIS YEAR'S TOPIC:  How do the Humanities and the Arts contribute to - or detract from - our American culture?
 
- Please write a minimum 400-word essay explaining your answer.

We know it takes courage to enter any competition, so GOOD LUCK to all our entrants, and Thank You!!

                       If you have questions, please contact:
 
                                        Mary Jane Augusti
                                         (413) 241-7196

                       Email:  maryjane.augusti@gmail.com

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