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Newswest Student Writing Contest - April-May 2010

Newswest, Kitchissippi’s volunteer-run community newspaper invites high school students 14-18, either resident or attending school in Kitchissippi Ward, to submit entries on the theme of “Community”.  First prize will be an iPod TouchTM; the runner up will win a second generation iPod ShuffleTM.

    Topic suggestions include (or develop your own!):
  •  What does “community” mean ?
  •  Why is community important ?
  •  What communities do you consider yourself part of ?
  •  How can you make a positive impact in your community ?
1500-word maximum / Deadline for submission is May 15, 2010 / Winners announcement June 17, 2010
image of first prize iPod touch®
Entries will be judged on clarity and logic, the effective use of rhetorical and metaphorical devices, age-appropriate vocabulary, originality, and emotional appeal.
Send entries and inquiries to; jeff dot leiper at gmail dot com  Include your full name, age, address, and school.  See for updates.

Entries will be judged by a panel of Kitchissippi bloggers:
Bob LeDrew, FlackLife blogger (
Vicky Smallman, Miss Vicky’s Offhand Remarks ( blogger
Andrea Tomkins, a peek inside the fishbowl blogger (

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Prizes supplied by Carbon computing Ottawa