Writing Contest

WordWrites Guild & Oxbow, Inc. Host Writing Contest


Theme:  The Oxbow—A Hidden World

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Visit the Oxbow

  • Take a picture or make a drawing of what you saw (Go to the Oxbow between 1/1/18 and 9/14/18).

  • Write poetry, fiction or nonfiction based upon your visit to the oxbow

  • Donate to Oxbow, Inc. This is your entry fee.  Donate online at Oxbow, Inc.’s FaceBook page, or their website – www.oxbowinc.org

  • Send your story or poem with your picture or drawing and your donation directly to Oxbow, Inc. – postmarked by September 14, 2018.

Entries in each genre (Poetry, Non-Fiction and Fiction) will be divided into the following categories:

  • Fifth to Eighth Grade as of Fall 2018

  • Ninth to Twelfth Grade as of Fall 2018

  • Adult

Prizes will be given for first, second and third winners in each category for each genre. First place winners will have the opportunity to read their work at an Oxbow public meeting and can choose to have their work and photo posted on the WordWrites Guild website (www.WordWritesGuild.org).

Send your written work and photograph or drawing no later than September 14, 2018, by U.S. Mail or email:

USPS Mail:

Writing Contest

Oxbow, Inc.

P.O. Box 4172

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Email:  meg@oxbowinc.org

Only one entry per person. We must be able to read your entry.   Please do not include your name on the poem, story or photo.
On a separate page, please put your name, email and/or phone number, whether you are sending a poem, fiction or nonfiction story and what grade you are in if a student.
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