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Writing Contest 2017


The GFWC Writing Contests seek to provide an avenue for community youth to freely express themselves and draw upon their experiences through writing.


These submissions illustrate the talent of our local youth and are a reflection of our communities.

GFWC offers short story and poetry contests for youth in the communities GFWC of Hendersonville serves.

• Entries must be typed, double-spaced, printed on one side only, with minimum margins of one-inch on all four sides,

   on 8.5 x 11-inch paper.

• Entries must be written during the contest year (January 1-December 31).

• Entries must have the following on the top right hand corner of each page: – Author’s name, email address, mailing address, and      phone number – Name of the GFWC club and state federation submitting author’s work – Category – Title of work – Grade          Level Category


Category 1: Grades K, 1, and 2 Category 2: Grades 3, 4, and 5 Category 3: Grades 6, 7, and 8 Category 4: Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 


-Authors must be amateurs; earnings from writing may not exceed $500 annually. • Entries may not have been published prior to    the competition and must be original works by the authors. • A signed GFWC Creative Arts Waiver must be included with each        submission. • One entry person per person per category. •

- Short stories are limited to 2,000 words.

• Poetry entries can be any style, with a minimum length of eight lines and a maximum of 50 lines.

• The Six Traits of Writing will be used in the judging of the Youth Writing Contest.

Please email your entry to along with the signed GFWC Creative Arts Waiver before November 26,2017 or mail your entry with the GFWC Creative Arts Waiver postmarked November 26th, 2017 or before to: 

GFWC Woman's Club of Hendersonville 

Attn: Arts Committee 

P.O. Box 813

Hendersonville, TN 37077

CLARIFICATIONS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS • Manuscripts will not be returned. Authors should keep a copy. • By submitting your short story or poem to GFWC, you are providing GFWC with royalty-free perpetual license to use, reproduce, post, display, create derivative works, sell, license the work in any media known or later invented without limitation, for commercial or non-commercial purposes. • A completed and signed GFWC Creative Arts Waiver must be submitted with each entry.

Please download the Creative Arts Waiver below & include a signed copy with each entry

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