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.

  • Submit up to three poems, which will be judged as a set.
  • Submit a personal essay, memoir, or piece of literary journalism.
  • Must not exceed 5,000 words (up to about 16 pages, double-spaced)
  • 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 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):