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CGA Creative Writing Competition Rules

Online Entry Form

  • All entries must be received at or before the deadline of December 1, 2010, at noon.
  • All entries will be submitted digitally this year through our Online Entry Form.  If you need help with the submission process, please contact your CGA campus rep. If you do not attend CISD and you are a member of CGA, please contact Elizabeth Chappell for submission instructions.
  • Fill out the Online Entry Form and attach your composition as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file.  If you need help with the submission process, please contact your CGA campus rep.
  • If entering the Graphic Novel category, you must fill out the Online Entry Form.  You may attach a scanned version of your graphic novel (as a .pdf file) or submit a hard copy directly to your CGA campus rep.
  • All entries (with the exception of graphic novels) must be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Roman Times or Times New Roman. The total length in any category can be no longer than 10 pages. The top of each page, in the right hand corner, place the title of the work and the page number (do not include your name anywhere but on the cover sheet). Drawings, photographs or artwork will not be accepted unless as a graphic novel submission.
  • Each student may only submit one entry per category.
  • Students need not be “identified gifted” to participate. We are looking for passionate, creative writers.
  • All entries must be the work of a single student with the exception of graphic novel which may be created by a team of 2 students.
  • No foreign language submissions will be considered. However, limited foreign language dialog is acceptable if it is understandable within the context of the entire work.
  • Entries may not contain profanity or explicit adult situations.
  • Entries cannot be returned. Please submit copies of work, not originals.
  • Please use pseudonyms when appropriate to hide the author’s true identity from the judges.
  • Each work must be the original work of the student author. No plagiarism. No parental assistance, embellishment or editing. Parent may type final work, but can not alter content.
  • defines plagiarism as “the use of another’s original words or ideas as though they were your own.”  Examples of plagiarism are also available at the website.  For instance, if you are inspired by another author’s story, a fable or parable, provide credit in a footnote.  If you have any questions about what constitutes plagiarism, please contact your Language Arts teacher.
  • If our judges determine that plagiarism has occurred, the participant, the participant’s parents, and/or the participant’s school may be notified and the entry will be removed from the competition.
  • CGA reserves the option of establishing a panel to pre-screen the entries or recruit additional judges.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.
  • Submission indicates acceptance of the rules.

If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Chappell.

This page was updated: Dec 2, 2010.

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