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Writing contest deadline nears
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In "Celebration of Writers," Creative Communication announces its Spring 2010 Essay and Poetry Contest. Prizes and awards will be awarded to poets, writers, and schools in the area.

The Essay Contest divisions are: Grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, write 250 words or less on any non-fiction topic. The deadline for the Essay Contest is Feb. 17.

The Poetry Contest divisions are: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter a poem, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. The deadline for the Poetry Contest is April 13.

To submit an Essay or Poetry entry, enter online at: or mail your entry labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest to: 1488 N 200 W, Logan, UT 84341. Include the author's name, address, city, state, and zip, list current grade, school name, school address and teacher's name. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology. This is not a contest where every entry is published. There is no entry fee to enter the contest or required purchase to be published.

Teachers who have five or more students published receive a free book. Schools with 15 or more students accepted qualify to apply for one of the $250 Language Arts Grants. To view area students who were selected as winners in previous contests, go to www. Awards.html. For more information, call (435) 713-4411.