A Writing Contest for Oshkosh-Area Students in Grades 3-8 and High-School
When someone mentions flying, do you think about …
No matter what your aviation interest, we’d like to hear your story in 500 words or less. The form is up to you, so it might be an essay, a poem, or even a personal experience story. Enter the writing contest and tell us – in your own words – what makes flying and aviation special to you.
Contest Rules: This contest is open to all students in any Oshkosh Area school. Competition is open in either of two categories – grade school (grades 3-8) or high school (grades 9-12), but not both. Each category will include a first, second and third place winner to be announced by March 4, 2013. All winning entries will be published on the Wittman Airport blog.
Grade-school entries will be judged on the basis of originality. High school entries will be judged on the basis of originality, as well as writing style and proper use of grammar. All entries should be properly spell checked.
Manuscripts must be delivered electronically only to email@example.com not later than 6 PM, Friday, February 22, 2013. Stories received after the deadline will not be considered.
E-mails accompanying any manuscript must include the author’s name, street address, telephone number, school and teacher’s name, as well as an e-mail address. The author’s name must also be printed on the first page of the story.
Our judges are all experienced magazine and newspaper writers and editors, including a few from the local Oshkosh area.
First-prize winner in both the High-School & Grade 3-8 category will win a one free hour’s time in a new Redbird Flight Simulator courtesy of Fox Valley Technical College.
Second-prize winners in both categories will receive a $35 Visa gift card. Third-prize winners receive a $20 Visa gift card. Gift cards courtesy of Wittman Regional Airport.
Prizes will be awarded at a two ceremonies. The first will take place on March 12, 2013 in the terminal building at Wittman Regional Airport, while the second happens at the Oshkosh Area School Board meeting on March 13, 2013.
Get started on your essay today.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Your Story? is sponsored by Wittman Regional Airport, in cooperation with the Oshkosh Area School District and Fox Valley Technical College.