Renaissance Mindsprouts writing contest extends submission deadline


The Renaissance Education Department has extended the submission deadline for its 5th Annual MindSprouts Creative Writing program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Originally set for March 31, the deadline had been extended to April 15. The theme for this year’s contest is “Superheroes!” Students may submit one composition in one or more of the following categories: short story, play, or poem.

Top submissions from each grade band in the MindSprouts contest are sent to a celebrity panel for judging, then adapted for the stage and showcased at the Renaissance in May 2016. Past judges for the contest have included Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Jeff Richmond, as well as the Ren’s own Artistic Director Michael Thomas, a Second City alum and SNL writer.

All submissions to the MindSprouts contest must correspond to the theme: “Superheroes!” Interested students may submit individually, or students may submit one collaborative work from a group of up to three students. All submissions must be received by the Renaissance no later than April 15, 2016 to be eligible for inclusion in the contest. Submissions will be accepted via mail and email. Submissions should be mailed to: Chelsie Thompson, Renaissance Education, 138 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH 44902. Email submissions can be sent to [email protected].

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