The Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf will be holding a writing contest for deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th or 11th grade.
Winners can choose between a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf or a $500 cash prize.
Submissions must include the following:
1) The final version of an essay or a report written for school, as well as the first unedited version of the same essay or report.
2) The final version of an original piece of creative writing such as a short story or a poem, as well as the first unedited version of the same short story or poem.
3) A short writing sample (under 250 words) prepared by the student, completed in class without assistance.
4) A personal reflection (under 500 words) prepared by the student for this contest on a topic of his or her choice.
The deadline to enter is March 15, 2010. For more details, please visit http://www.ntid.rit.edu/prospective/writing/