Runnels Writing Center Spring Writing Contest: The Ode
The Runnels Writing Center is sponsoring a Spring Writing Contest this month for students in grades 7-12. In keeping with the Olympic spirit, writers are asked to compose an ode for the competition. History records that the ancient Greeks recited Victory Odes at their Olympic Games to honor champion athletes. Student odes submitted to the contest may celebrate any subject, from sports to their favorite pair of socks.
Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Classic (rhymed, 10-line stanzas) and Free Form. The due date for submitting odes is February 2.
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