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Creative Writing

Fairbook 109-110

CREATIVE WRITING

DEPARTMENT 56

SUPERINTENDENT: Lizzie Taylor

248-497-1900 (call or text)

Lilzzienoel24@gmail.com

Learning Objective: To encourage youth to develop and enhance their language and writing skills.

Rules: ONE ENTRY PER DIVISION. Entries to be checked in Judging Saturday by 11:30 pm. All entries should include name and must be original works. Plagiarism is unacceptable and entry will be disqualified. Poetry will be judged on creativity and the presentation of the written material. Fiction and Non-Fiction entries will be judged on creativity, presentation of written material, and content (characters, setting, events, conclusion) and no larger than 8½ X 11. MLA or APA writing styles are recommended except for poems. Single poems must be printed on an 8½ X 11 sheet of paper and inserted in a 3 hole plastic page protector. All other entries must be presented in a journal, report cover, 3 ring binder or 3 prong folder. The Fair Board reserves the right to cover or remove from display any material deemed inappropriate. Writings which contain profanity or lewd content are strictly prohibited and will not be judged. All creative writing entries will be displayed and are handled by the general public. If you are unsure which class fits your entry, please contact the superintendent.

Placings and Awards:

Division 1-8: 1-6 Strip Ribbons and Premium Money.

Best of Show: 1-6 Rosettes, First Place- $5.00 and Trophy


DIVISION 1 SINGLE POEMS

A collection of related thoughts with a single title that may or may not rhyme. Poem is to be

printed on an 8 ½ X 11 sheet of paper and inserted in a 3 hole plastic page protector.

Class:

560101 5-7 years old (competitive)

560102 8-11 years old

560103 12-14 years old

560104 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 2 – COLLECTION OF POEMS

A number of individual poems presented as a group and presented in a journal or folder.

Class:

560201 5-7 years old (competitive)

560202 8-11 years old

560203 12-14 years old

560204 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 3 – FICTION-under 5000 words

A written story that is not based on fact. Examples may include these types: Science

Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romantic, Futuristic, Mythological, etc. Must include word count on the last page.

Class:

560301 5-7 years old (competitive)

560302 8-11 years old

560303 12-14 years old

560304 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 4 – FICTION-over 5000 words

A written story that is not based on fact. Examples may include these types: Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romantic, Futuristic, Mythological, etc. Must include word count on the last page.

Class:

560401 5-7 years old (competitive)

560402 8-11 years old

560403 12-14 years old

560404 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 5 OTHER FICTION

A written story that is not based on fact Examples may include: plays, collection of short stories, movie scripts, magazine/newspaper articles, etc.

Class:

560501 5-7 years old (competitive)

560502 8-11 years old

560503 12-14 years old

560504 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 6 – NON-FICTION-under 5000 words

A written story that is based on fact. Examples may include but are not limited to: Biographies, historical non-fiction, personal non-fiction events, life experiences etc. Must include word count on last page.

Class:

560601 5-7 years old (competitive)

560602 8-11 years old

560603 12-14 years old

560604 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 7 – NON-FICTION-over 5000 words

A written story that is based on fact. Examples may include but are not limited to: Biographies, historical non-fiction, personal non-fiction events, life experiences etc. Must include word count on last page.

Class:

560701 5-7 years old (competitive)

560702 8-11 years old

560703 12-14 years old

560704 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 8 – OTHER NON-FICTION

A written report or collection of data. Examples may include but are not limited to: Science reports, directions, instructions, English reports and observations. Entries should include sources.

Class:

560801 5-7 years old (competitive)

560802 8-11 years old

560803 12-14 years old

560804 15-19 years old

Best of Show
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