All posts tagged: Writing Contest

Little Laos on the Prairie May Writing Contest! “Voices”

Thanks to our friends at Snake Bomb Coffee, we can offer a regular series of writing contests. The winner, chosen by our editors, receives a certificate of recognition and a sample package of Snake Bomb Coffee imported from Laos! Snake Bomb Coffee proceeds benefit UXO clearance and anti-venom kits to treat potentially lethal snakebites in Laos. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and in recognition of conclusion of the successful Legacies of War: Voices from Laos National Speakers Tour, we selected the theme of “Voices.” We’re looking for the best poem (under 3 pages, please), personal essay, short story, short play or short play excerpt, creative non-fiction, etc. (1,000 words or less) that responds to the idea of bringing Lao voices forward. Whether it’s thinking about the issues raised during the Legacies of War: Voices from Laos Tour or discussing other topics you think Lao should speak out about, we want to hear about them! Entries should be sent in the body of an e-mail, (No attachments, please). Laoglish is fine, obviously. We get one-time publishing rights …

Call for Submissions: 2013 Lao New Year Essay Contest for Minnesotan Youth

2013 Lao New Year Essay Contest Celebrate the 2013 Lao New Year with an essay contest. The Minnesota Twin Cities Lao New Year and Naiku invite Minnesotan students of Lao descent to submit an original written essay capturing the essence of “what the Lao New Year means to you.” The contest has two divisions: 1. Kindergarten to 7th grade and 2. 8th to 12 grade. A $100 prize will be awarded to each division winner. The overall winner will read their essay at the April 13, Lao New Year cultural show. Submissions:          ·         All entries require an essay sent via email (students may use their parent’s or an adult’s email). ·         Emails must include name, address, phone number, e-mail addresses, grade and school. ·         Written essays are to be forwarded to narinsihavong@yahoo.com. ·         Contest open to Minnesotan students of Lao descent. ·         Essay entries should be double spaced with 12 point font and up to 1000 words. ·         Submission deadline is Friday April 5, 2013. Sponsored by the Minnesota Lao New Year Committee and Naiku