Friday, September 25, 2009

National Day on Writing Essay Contest

Writing Matters to everyone. Whether you are a student publishing content online, submitting an essay to be graded in class, or writing for pleasure in your personal journal or diary, writing is an important communication skill and part of our daily lives. Students have an opportunity to celebrate the role of writing with Vantage Learning today.

Vantage Learning is sponsoring the 2009 Countdown to The National Day on Writing Essay Submission. The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) recognizes this day, October 20, 2009, as a day to submit your works of writing based upon the ideal that writing is important in furthering our students professional and personal lives.

Participants can submit their writing to one of several writing prompts that provides IntelliMetric® automated essay scoring, the same scoring engine used in the award-winning MY Access instructional program. Students can enter works of writing today. The top essays in each category will be honored with posting of their writing in the NCTE National Gallery of Writing.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three essays in the Elementary, Middle, and High School categories and a $100 gift certificate sent to each of the winners.

Additionally, each winner will receive a 1-year subscription to MY Access Home Edition and 30 licenses of MY Access School Edition for his or her school.

Deadline for entry is October 20, 2009. For more information on the contest as well as to enter, please click here.

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