Writing Competition Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Paris-Henry County Arts Council’s Writer’s Competition has been extended to Monday, February 28. The Arts Council is teaming with the Bicentennial Committee for a short story contest with the theme Historical Fiction. Stories must include some portion of Henry County history based on facts.

The competition is open to any Henry County resident, ages 14 and above, and there is no entry fee.

As part of the Bicentennial celebration, stories will be available online at the conclusion of the competition for anyone wishing to read a new twist on Henry County history.

Prize money will be given to the top three entries, plus a Judges’ Choice award will be given. Prize money for adults is $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place. Teens, ages 14-17, will be eligible for $75 first place, $50 second place, and $25 third place awards. The best overall story will receive a $150 for Judges’ Choice award.

Official rules and entry information are posted on the Arts Council’s website at www.phcarts.com/writers-competition. 

Submissions may be sent to: enter.phcarts@gmail.com.

For more details, email phcarts@gmail.com. Information will also be updated on the Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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