Monday, March 14, 2011

Write an essay on the Coates Bluff Trail for the La Outdoor Writer's Assoc contest

Open to all youth 18 and under, the Louisiana Outdoor Writer's Assoc Student Journalism Contest is designed to stimulate an interest in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and most outdoor activities--and the ability to communicate this interest to the public.

This highly popular contest attracts entrants from all over Louisiana and neighboring states, and is lauded by educators statewide as an effective youth literacy project

The contest, which will deadline Friday, June 3, has three categories consisting of Senior Essay (14-18 YOA), Junior Essay (13 YOA and under), and Photography (18 YOA and under.)

Awards are given in 1st through 4th place in each category, and the winning students will be recognized by the LOWA at the annual conference banquet to be held in Baton Rouge in August.

For more information on contest rules and submissions, interested persons can go to the LOWA website at .

Or they may email Gordon Hutchinson, contest chairman, at

From your teacher: I think your essay onthe Coates Bluff Nature Trail, with your teacher's help, could win a prize. See me if you'd like to participate.