Outdoor Writers Association of America is once again hosting the Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards contests. The 2014 contests allows promising young writers and poets to showcase their skills and win cash prizes totaling $1,700, thanks to the support and sponsorship of Safari Club International Foundation.

The postmark deadline for entries is March 15, 2014. All entries must have an outdoor theme and must have been published or accepted for publication in a newsletter, newspaper, magazine, literary collection, etc., during the 2013 calendar year.

The contests feature categories in poetry or prose and awards prizes in two divisions. At the time the article was published or accepted for publication, the author must have been a student in grades 6-8 to enter the junior division; or grades 9-12 (including prep school) to enter the senior division.

For complete contest rules and entry instructions, visit http://owaa.org/programs/contests/norm-strung-youth-writing-awards.

To request information about how to start a youth writing contest at your local paper, call the OWAA office at 406-728-7434 or email info@owaa.org.

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