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College Invites Participants to Enter the Student Writing Contest

Release Date: 11/15/2013

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Invites Participants to Enter the Student Writing Contest

Contest Winners Announced at 2014 Penguin Random House Book Fair

Westminster, Md., The annual Penguin Random House Book Fair will be held on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Carroll Community College.

Carroll County students in grades one through 12 are eligible to enter a previously unpublished short story and/or poem in the Student Writing Contest, an annual Book Fair tradition. Penguin Random House will donate 100 books to the school with the most Student Writing Contest entries.

Each entry may have only one author and only one entry per author may be submitted for each category. Entries must be the students own work. Further guidelines are available at Selection criteria are also available on the website.

The deadline has been extended. Entries must be submitted to the Carroll Community College Foundation no later than Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. First, second, and third place winners will be selected for each category (short story and poetry). Finalists will be notified in January, 2014. Winning selections will be published by Penguin Random House in a booklet to be distributed at the Book Fair.

For more information, please contact Kathy Mayan at 410-386-8155 or e-mail


Note to the Media: For best response to your inquiries, please call Sylvia Blair at 410-386-8411 or e-mail

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