Pawling Public Radio’s Education Committee has announced their fourth annual student writing contest.
The contest is open to 7th-12th grade students from any local school or school district. There is a winner in each grade, and the 12th grade winner also receives a $250 scholarship plus a guaranteed spot in our Summer College Intern program (which also has a paid stipend thanks to the generosity of the Pawling Rotary Club.)
All winners receive award certificates, plus some awesome WPWL swag! Copies of our contest rules will be available in the Pawling and Dover public schools, Trinity Pawling and Mizzentop Day School, as well as here on the WPWL website.
For this year’s contest, students are asked to write a script for a public service announcement that will educate and inform the public. The P.S.A. should be drawn from one of these three topics: bullying, internet safety, or distracted driving. Student winners in each division will have the opportunity to work with our engineering staff to produce their scripts for broadcast on WPWL.
The public service announcements will be evaluated by a panel of three judges comprised of local educators and broadcast media professionals.
All entries must be between 250 and 300 words (about two minutes long when spoken), and typed. Entries by students for whom English is a second language may be written in the student’s native language and also translated into English.
Entries must be received by Pawling Public Radio by midnight on Monday, April 13, 2015.
Entries may be mailed to Pawling Public Radio at: PPR Writing Contest, P.O. Box 336, Pawling, NY 12564 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be announced on May 18, 2015.
Pawling Public Radio’s Education Committee is comprised of WPWL board members, teachers and staff from several local schools. The committee creates and runs programs for students from preschool through college. The members are, Susan Stone, Carol-lee Kantor, Eliza Goff, Paula Boeglin, Mike Grannis, Amy Foster, Joan Roberts, Stacy Dumont, Darlene Eirish-Schofield, Camille Ludington, Pam DeHuff, Bill Bonecutter, and Amy Emke.