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Calling Young Writers for PHC's First Short Story Contest

November 7th, 2008

If you love to write and are between the ages of twelve and eighteen, Patrick Henry College’s first writing contest, “A Call to Pens,” is for you. Students between the ages of twelve and fifteen will create stories exploring the “Pursuit of Purpose.” Participants in the second division, ages sixteen to eighteen, will pen fiction with the theme, “Joy in Pain.” The College will award several cash prizes to the top writers nationwide. Top entrants from Loudoun County, Virginia, home of PHC, will receive special recognition.

PHC Provost, author, and cultural commentator Dr. Gene Edward Veith will serve as one of the judges for the competition, which is organized by the student-run Community Involvement Commission. All proceeds will be donated to the “Finish the Foundation” building fund for the completion of the Barbara Hodel Student Center. The entry deadline is November 30, 2008, with winners to be announced in early January, 2009. For more information and competition rules, please visit