Teaching the Hudson Valley (THV) is now accepting entries for their K-12 Writing about Place contest. Students are asked to write about places in the region that are special to them.
All students living and/or attending school in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area including Westchester, Ulster, Saratoga, Rockland, Rensselaer, Putnam, Orange, Greene, Dutchess, Columbia, and Albany counties are eligible. Writing should be recent, completed during summer or fall of 2017, and submitted by Friday, November 10.
Writers should choose a place they know and would like to share with their classmates. To be eligible, places written about must be regularly open to the public; have cultural, historic, or natural significance; and be owned or managed by a not-for-profit or a government entity.
K-4 students are asked to submit a poem of up to 250 words. Middle and high school students may choose one of three prompts for essays of up to 1,000 or 1,500 words, respectively. Writers may include a photo, drawing, collage, or other graphic, but no student will lose points for submitting only written work.
For more information visit THV’s website.
Photo by Virginia McCurdy, Newburgh Free Academy.