RIT’s SpiRIT Writing Contest

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/

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