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Orinda – Youth Ink 2018 Contest Underway


Date(s) – 12/04/2017 – 02/14/2018
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Orinda Junior Women’s Club Announces Youth Ink 2018

A Middle-School Writing Contest to Support Literary Arts in the Community

Cash prizes of $250, $125 and $75 will be awarded to top three winners 

Orinda, Calif. (December 4, 2017) – The Orinda Junior Women’s Club (Orinda Juniors) is delighted to announce details for Youth Ink 2018, the annual creative writing contest open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students who live in or attend school in Orinda.  The Youth Ink 2018 prompt is My World.  This prompt was chosen because it encompasses almost limitless potential for subject matter, thereby encouraging young writers to personalize their pieces.

Entrants are encouraged to write about anything they like: real or imaginary.  There is no limit to the imagination, and entrants do not have to adhere to the prompt.  Whatever you write about, just remember to have fun!

“We eagerly await the results of how Orinda’s talented young writers approach this year’s prompt, although they can write about anything they choose,” said Katie Walsh, president of Orinda Juniors.

Generous co-sponsors of Youth Ink 2018, including The Orinda Community Foundation, Friends of the Orinda Library, and the Lamorinda Arts Council, make it possible to provide impressive prizes of $250 for first place, $125 for second place, $75 for third place, and gift certificates for 10 honorable mentions.

A panel of several local professional writers, including reporters and best-selling novelists, will evaluate Youth Ink 2018 submissions and choose winners.  The judges’ names will be shared when the winners are announced at an awards ceremony at the Orinda Public Library on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6pm- 7pm.  The public is welcome to attend.

Youth Ink 2018 submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis once the competition opens, but must be emailed or postmarked by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in order to be considered for an award.  Full entry details will be on the Youth Ink 2018 submission forms, available through the administrative offices and/or English departments at Orinda Intermediate School and other Orinda schools, the Orinda Public Library, and online at www.orindajuniors.org.


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