Gaithersburg Book Festival
the second year in a row, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is giving high school
students the freedom to explore their writing creativity and enter its short
story contest. There are cash prizes available for first, second, and third
cannot exceed 1,000 words and must be submitted electronically via a web form by
midnight on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Complete rules and regulations can be
event, an annual celebration of books, writers, and literary excellence, will
be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall.
2018 Junior Achievement Essay Competition application officially is open. High
school students have until Friday, February 23, 2018, to submit an application
and a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay.
year's topic is: “Several great entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark
Zuckerberg, dropped out of college before getting their degrees. How important
do you think a college education is to your future success?” The grand prize
winner will receive a $20,000 award; first, second, and third place winners
will receive $10,000.
More information can be found at www.JAessay.org