Saturday, November 1, 2008

Attention, Young Writers!

Patrick Henry College Young Writers Short Story Contest

If you love to write and are between the ages of twelve and eighteen, Patrick Henry College's first writing contest, "A Call to Pens," is for you.

Students between the ages of twelve and fifteen will create stories exploring the "Pursuit of Purpose."

Participants in the second division, ages sixteen to eighteen, will pen fiction with the theme, "Joy in Pain."

The College will award several cash prizes to the top writers nationwide. The entry deadline is November 30, 2008, with winners to be announced early January 2009.

PHC Provost, author, and cultural commentator Dr. Gene Edward Veith will serve as one of the judges for the competition, which is organized by the student-run Community Involvement Commission. All proceeds will be donated to the “Finish the Foundation” building fund for the completion of the Barbara Hodel Student Center. For more information and competition rules, please visit

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