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K-12th Grade Essay Contest on topic “Light in the Darkness” – Reading, MA

July 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The Reading PorchFest Committee is holding a writing contest for students in grades K-12 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Students can submit a poem or essay on the theme “Light in the Darkness.” Submission details and essay requirements can be found here.

A judging panel will determine a winning essay or poem from the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Winning students will each receive $100 and the opportunity to present their writing at the town’s September 11th ceremony.

Writing submissions are due by Sunday, August 1, 2021.


July 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am
August 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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