Friday, April 29, 2011

Teen Essay Contest

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2011, you are invited to join a Teen Essay Contest (in English)
Topic: "The Joy of Reading"
Deadline: Saturday, May 28, 2011

Judging will be based on originality, grammar, coherence to the topic and more.

The rules:
* Age: 12-18
*Text should be written in English only, at least 1000 words
* One entry per person
*Submission by email to:
*Submission in person or by mail to: Jewel Chen, Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
* Include your name, address, school, grade, phone number and email address
*Essays will be devided into two age groups, middle school (Grade 6-8) and high school (Grade 9-12)
* Prizes for winners of each group: First place winners: Target gift card ($50). Second place winners: Best Buy gift card ($25)
* The winner's essay will be posted on the San Francisco Public Library's Teen web pages (Chinatown Teen'Zine Blog)

For information, please call Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, (415)355-2888 or

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