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Bay Area Travel Writers host contest for local high school students

Deadline: October 31, 2006

The Bay Area Travel Writers, a San Francisco-based professional organization of travel writers, editors, and photographers, announces its second annual travel writing contest for San Francisco Bay Area high school students.

Students wishing to enter should submit a 500-word essay concerning a travel destination, experience, or activity. Essays should explore the idea and experience of travel, whether the writer has traveled to the other side of the world, down the block, or anywhere in between.

All essays will be evaluated by BATW judges for accuracy, originality, creativity, proper use of language, syntax and grammar, and humor.

Cash prizes will be awarded: $200 first prize, $100 second prize, and $50 third prize.

All Bay Area high school students are eligible to participate, including those attending public, private, and/or parochial high schools. Home schooled high-school age students are also welcome to submit. The “Bay Area” refers to the counties of: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma. There is no entry fee to participate.

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