Friday, February 1, 2013

Upper School Contest Winners Announced!

At the Echoes Upper School Writing Contest Award Ceremony on Thursday, January 17th, ten students were commended for their work. Here are the winners, listed by category:

Nonfiction:
Research-Based Winner: "Into the Grimm Corners of Portland," by Grace C.'14
Personal Narrative Winner: "Conflicts With My Father," by Nathan F. '15
Fresh Voice Award: "What Oregon Is Playing For," by Abe A.'16

Fiction:
Winner: "Just Annie," by Rebecca C. '14
Runner-Up: "I Love You Stupid," by Kyle S. '13
Honorable Mention: "Dead Hills of South Dakota," by Rita S. '13
Fresh Voice Award: "Darkness Into Light," by Alex W. '16

Poetry:
Winner: "Math Final," by Natalie L., '14
Runner-Up: "The Learning Spider," by Spencer S. '14
Fresh Voice Award: "The Fruit of Temptation," by Dylan J. '16

Follow the pages to the right to read the winning submissions.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Echoes from the Past Magazine 2012 | Expanded Edition

Were you reading a story in the Echoes magazine and saw "To read more, visit echoes-oes.....?" Well, you have come the right place! 

If you want to read the winners of last year's Echoes Writing Contest, look for them in the Non-fiction, Fiction, and Poetry pages at the top right corner of the blog. Happy reading!


Hollow with Fear and Happiness
Amiel P.


A Whole New Kind of Exposure
Karen W.


Angry Stick, Happy Rock
Hayley J.
















Friday, September 28, 2012

Writing Contest Guidelines


Contest Deadline Approaching!



Deadline is November 30, 2012. Submit here

Here are the Guidelines:

All Upper School students are invited to participate in the 2011 Echoes Writing Contest. You can submit up to two pieces in each of the three categories: poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.

Poetry
  • Submit up to three poems, which will be judged as a set.
Nonfiction
  • Submit a personal essay, memoir, or piece of literary journalism.
  • Must not exceed 5,000 words (up to about 16 pages, double-spaced)
Fiction
  • Submit a short story, vignette, sketch, or chapter from a longer work.
  • Must not exceed 5,000 words (up to about 16 pages, double-spaced)
1.     Please do not submit previously published work. Class assignments and pieces published in the OES Art Lit magazine are acceptable. 
2.     Your work will be judged by a panel of professional writers. One winner and one runner-up in each category will be selected. Judges will also have the option of awarding a Fresh Voices prize to one talented freshman in each category.
3.     Submit your writing (as an attachment) to echoes@go.oes.edu by midnight on Friday, November 302011.
4.     All entries must include a title page showing the title of work(s), author's name, grade, category, and number of words. Submissions should be typed and double-spaced, using 12-point font.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Middle School Writing Contest

The first ever Middle School writing contest is coming up!  Submissions are due next week so SUBMIT!  For more information see the Middle School Writing Contest page.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Contest Deadline Approaching!


Deadline is November 30, 2011. Submit here

Here are the Guidelines:

All Upper School students are invited to participate in the 2011 Echoes Writing Contest. You can submit up to two pieces in each of the three categories: poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.

Poetry
  • Submit up to three poems, which will be judged as a set.
Nonfiction
  • Submit a personal essay, memoir, or piece of literary journalism.
  • Must not exceed 5,000 words (up to about 16 pages, double-spaced)
Fiction
  • Submit a short story, vignette, sketch, or chapter from a longer work.
  • Must not exceed 5,000 words (up to about 16 pages, double-spaced)
1.     Please do not submit previously published work. Class assignments and pieces published in the OES Art Lit magazine are acceptable. 
2.     Your work will be judged by a panel of professional writers. One winner and one runner-up in each category will be selected. Judges will also have the option of awarding a Fresh Voices prize to one talented freshman in each category.
3.     Submit your writing (as an attachment) to echoes@go.oes.edu by midnight on Wednesday, November 302011.
4.     All entries must include a title page showing the title of work(s), author's name, grade, category, and number of words. Submissions should be typed and double-spaced, using 12-point font.

Learn more about Kelly School

Thanks to everyone who supported the Echoes Book Drive this past week! We collected books for Kelly School in SE Portland. Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn profiled Kelly School in this morning's paper, highlighting a food pantry run on-site for families struggling with food insecurity. Click here to read more.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Support the Book Drive—Ends Today!

This year's Echoes Book Drive supports Kelly School in SE Portland. Drop by the OES Book Fair today (Thursday, November 17) before 4:00 pm and support other students in our community!

See this video of last year's books being delivered to the St. Werburgh's Primary and Secondary School in Mutare, Zimbabwe (footage taken by Kudzai Nyoni '12; film completed by the Echoes crew):

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