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2015 Carol Grubbs Awards
The Friends of the Library for the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library are pleased to announce the 1st ever Carol Grubbs poetry/prose contest. Entries are due on or before April 3rd.
The Competition is in celebration of long-time North Judson resident Carol Grubbs. Carol Louise Weddell Grubbs began writing at the age of 8. Inspired by her Mamaw, Lelah Holmes, she would, “jot down thoughts and ideas, as Carol followed through with, to make people feel better.” Carol inherited the name of “Little Lelah,” because it was a source of gathering information, identically done, just as her Mamaw did.
Carol’s poetry has been inspired by God, family, friends, and a lifetime of experiences. Carol was born in Seymour, Indiana, and has deep roots in Jackson County and here in North Judson where she lives with her husband, Paul.
All residents of North Judson are eligible, including residents from other parts of Starke County. There will be two age divisions, adult and student.
Writers may submit three entries and all submissions will be retained and printed for public viewing. The student division will be limited to those writers who are 18 years and younger as of April 3, 2015.
Submission requirements will be enforced and are available at the library and on its websites at www.njwtpl.com and www.njwt.lib.in.us.
Please direct all inquiries and correspondence regarding this year’s competition to Pat Caron, c/o North Judson-Wayne Township Library, 208 Keller Avenue, North Judson, Indiana 46366 or by calling 574-896-2841 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Entries should be submitted to the circulation desk of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library by close of business, or postmarked no later than, April 3, 2015.
Our awards ceremony will be April 23d, at 6 p.m. and we will announce the winners at that time.
PLEASE NOTE: the signed application form must be paper clipped to the entry. The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere on the submission, so as to retain anonymity.
2015 Carol Grubbs Poetry/Prose Writing Contest Rules
IMPORTANT NOTICE: please be certain to follow each of the criteria below in order to avoid disqualification.
1. DIVISIONS: There will be two divisions: Adult and Student. Student includes those individuals who are aged 18 years or younger as of April 3, 2015. All other entrants shall be classified as adults. All entrants MUST be residents of Starke County.
2. CATAGORIES: There will be two categories: Poetry and Prose. Only two entries per person in each category will be allowed.
3. With the poetry exception at paragraph 6 below, each entry should be typed on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper, double spaced, with 12 point New Roman Font. For general text, no bold italics should be used. However, use of bold or italics is permitted for effect within the context of the writing.
4. The title must be included on the first page of the manuscript, as well as the submission form.
5. Each entry should have the pages numbered, and the name of the entrant shall not appear anywhere on any of the pages of each submission. The purpose of this requirement is to retain complete anonymity.
6. While prose entries must be double spaced, the poetry may be arranged and typed according to the poet’s wishes.
7. The Carol Grubbs Writing Contest Application must be paper clipped to the manuscript so that it can be easily removed before evaluation by the judges. A number will be assigned to each to ensure anonymity.
8. Entries which exceed the maximum length requirements (10 pages, double spaced, 12 point New Roman Font) will be disqualified.
The North Judson-Wayne Township Library has arranged to present Adam Miller in concert on April 20th at 6 p.m.
One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.
In order to allow the greatest number of people to enjoy this program it will be held in the auditorium of the North Judson-San Pierre High School.
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