MYRTLE BEACH — The S.C. Honors College and the University of South Carolina Press are sponsoring the first annual S.C. High School Writing Contest, open to current high school juniors and seniors who are residents of South Carolina.
Grand prize winners will be selected by best-selling author Pat Conroy, known for novels such as “The Prince of Tides.”
Entries must answer the question, “How should we improve the state of South Carolina?” in 750 words or less, written in any genre or combination of genres, such as essay, short story, poem, play. The entry deadline is Oct. 4 at noon.
Prizes include cash awards up to $1,000, publication in an anthology of award winners and workshops with professional writers and editors.
For more information, go to http://schc.sc.edu/writingcontest.aspx.
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