Students invited to enter Southern Illinois Reading Council short story contest

The Southern Illinois Reading Council is hosting a short story contest for students in 2nd through 8th grades again in 2019.

The students will write stories under the supervision of their classroom teachers or their home school teacher.

The stories will be submitted by the teachers to the panel of judges. The deadline to submit entries is March 13.

Stories will be judged based on their creativity and organization.

Awards will be presented during an event which is planned on the evening of April 25 at the civic center in Carbondale.

Awards will be presented for first, second and third place.

Teachers, principals, parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to attend the awards program.There is no cost for the event. 

Refreshments will be served following the recognition of the young writers, their families and their teachers. 

Information about the contest is available by contacting Nyla Montgomery at

The Southern Illinois Reading Council is a branch of the Illinois Reading Council, which is a branch of the International Literacy Association. 

The purpose of the professional organization is to provide support and leadership to educators and others who promote lifelong literacy.

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