September 14, 2013

Two Writing Contests for Students of Classical Languages

Here are two upcoming writing contests for students of classical languages:

Students are invited to participate in the annual writing contest of the Classical Association of New England. The topic this year is: “What Mighty Contests Rise from Trivial Things: Consequence in the Ancient World”. This contest, or written project on a classical subject, is open to all students taking Latin, Greek or Classics in New England middle and secondary schools. The project may be an essay, short story, poem, or drama. The three top winners in each state will receive certificates and prizes; the New-England-wide winner will receive a certificate and a gift card at the 108th Annual Meeting of CANE to be held on 7 and 8 March 2014 at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH.

Teachers must submit their students’ three best projects by December 15, 2013.

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SCRIBO is an international Latin composition contest, designed to:

 spur interest and excitement in using Latin for creative writing
 provide teachers with high quality materials in Latin to read in their classes
 honor and recognize top work in Latin creative writing

Students of Latin in any grade, from kindergarten through college, may participate. Entries will be sorted into the following levels, which are based on length of time studying Latin and content of the course: Exploratory, Lower, and Upper.

You must register your school and students by December 1, 2013. Essays must be submitted by December 15.

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