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FOCAL      Friends of Children and Literature


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THE FOCAL ESSAY CONTEST

For Students in Grades 4 - 8







Entry Form


Compose an essay of no more than 300 words using three separate paragraphs explaining:

     1. Your reactions to the book as a whole.
     2. Your thoughts about a character or scene that stuck with you.
     3. What it would mean for you to meet the author.
     • No title is required.
     • Check spelling, punctuation, and grammar carefully. Mistakes will disqualify the entry.

Individual students may each submit their own entry.
Only one entry per student is allowed.
Online entries: submit by November 3, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. PST using this form.

The FOCAL Judges will choose three essays. Each winner will be notified by November 20, 2017.


All applicable sections MUST be completed. (Phones may not work with this form.)
You may print your completed, checked form for your records before submitting.




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Write your Essay in the space below. Put the word count on a separate line at the end.