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Aileen Jaffa 18th Annual Young Poets Contest

Eighteenth Annual Aileen Jaffa Young Poets Contest The Eighteenth Annual Aileen Jaffa Young Poets Contest is open to all students K-12 living in or attending school in Stanislaus County. Each student may submit up to three entries at $1 per entry. Poems may be any style, no longer than 24 lines. Poems must be the original creative work of the student. Postmark deadline for submissions is midnight Friday, April 12, 2013. Winners will be notified by May 10. Students will receive their awards and the winning poems will be read at an Awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday May 18, 2013 in the auditorium of the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I Street, Modesto. Offered as a means of encouraging young writers throughout Stanislaus County, the contest includes the following awards: First: $25, Second: $15, Third: $10 in each of the four categories: Category l grades K-3, Category 2 grades 4-6, Category 3 grades 7-9, Category 4 grades 10-12. In addition, the Modesto Branch of the National League of American Pen Women will award a $60 Aileen Jaffa Outstanding Poem award in each of two combined categories, Category 1 and 2, and Category 3 and 4. These awards are to honor the memory of Aileen Jaffa, the founding President of the Poets of the San Joaquin and member of the Modesto Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Carol David, the current President of the Modesto Branch of NLAPW will present the awards. Forms are available at the County Schools, McHenry Museum, Mistlin Gallery, the libraries on “I” Street and in Salida or by calling Cleo Griffith, 543-1776. cleor36@yahoo.com 4409 Diamond Ct. Salida, CA 95368

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