Entries must be postmarked by 1-11-2013, (and arrive at LAL Central no later than 1-23-2013)
Books have wings. You can't see them, but they are there just the same. On books' wings, readers can soar to new places where they meet intriguing characters and experience exciting adventures. But a book's wings can also help a reader rise above difficult situations, like peer pressure, bullying or prejudice, or to cope with disappointment and loss.
Have you ever felt the power and lift of literature? Has one book, or perhaps one author, inspired you to change your view of yourself or of the world? If so, we encourage you to enter the Letters About Literature
writing competition. All you have to do is write a personal letter to an author, explaining how his or her work affected you.
The contest has three competition levels:
- Level I—grades 4-6
- Level II—grades 7-8
- Level III—grades 9-12
State and National Prizes
National Level Judges for The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select six (6) National Winners (2 per Level of Competition) and twelve (12) National Honorable Mention Winners (4 per Level of Competition). Winners will receive a cash award and advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one National Winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. The judges will also select one second place winner on each competition level to receive a $150 cash award.
Information on WV winners at the state level will be available soon.
Key Links and Documents
Download additional information regarding the national program at the Letters About Literature website
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