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Young Writers’ Competition
February 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree, judged competition for students.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch its seventh annual Young Writers’ Competition on February 17, 2020. The competition titled, What in The Mansion is This?, will end on June 5, 2020 with an awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The competition is open to all third-eighth grade students in the Tri-state area.
Ten rare and/or unusual artifacts will be part of this year’s Young Writers’ Competition. Students must identify these unfamiliar objects from LMMM’s permanent collection by providing detailed descriptions and historical research or by writing a fictional story on some of the objects correctly identified. Winners will be chosen based on 1) correct identification, research and most well-written description of the objects; or 2) most well-written, fictional story based on the correct identification and research on the objects. All descriptions must be in keeping with the historical period that the objects belong to.
The stories will be picked up from contestants and their teachers on Friday, June 5 and competition winners will be notified by mid-September. Competition winners and their families will be Guests of Honor at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, 2-4 p.m.
Students between the grades 3-5 and between the grades 6-8 can submit their writing to the Mansion’s contest.
For more information on LMMM’s Young Writers’ Competition, school tours and to send submissions please contact Education Program Director Iliana Begetis or Education Coordinator Charles Hill, 203-838-9799, ext. 6, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.