Calvert City’s Youth Voice is a monthly writing contest developed for young authors between the age of 5 and 18. The first of March was the deadline for entries and the winner is Novelyn Kate Sittig of Marion, Illinois.
Calvert Area Development Association used a rubric judging system to choose the March winner. Judges received the submissions with just the writings. They did not know how old the author was or where they were located.
Sittig is 15 years old and is an aspiring author and actress. She enjoys reading, writing, and watching superhero movies. She is home-schooled and her mom has always been her main teacher.
This isn’t an April Fool’s joke, the next deadline for the monthly writing contest is April 1. Young writers are encouraged to submit original work in any style of creative writing. One winner will be awarded monthly.
Monthly winners will receive $50 and an ad in the Lake News with their published work. The deadline to submit work will be on the first of each month. This contest is not limited to Calvert City residents. We encourage writers from across the region to submit their original work.
For more information on Calvert City’s Youth Voice, please call City Hall at 270-395-7138 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.