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Writing Contest and Scholarship Announcement: Deadline for entries 4/16/12

February 20, 2012

As chair of the San Mateo County Fair Fine Arts Stage Steering Committe, it gives me great pleasure to announce the following:

Scholarships: Notre Dame de Namur University is offering a $20,000 creative writing scholarship to a California high school junior or senior who wins the San Mateo County Fair Literary Contest.

To qualify, the student must have a 3.0 GPA or above, submit a poem, short story, or essay (limited to one entry per applicant) that has not been previously entered in a San Mateo County Fair competition, and enroll and be accepted to Notre Dame de Namur within one year of graduating from high school. The submission deadline is April 16, 2012.

Writing Contest: The opportunity to become a published author by Sand Hill Review Press is also being offered by the San Mateo County Fair Literary Anthology 2012.
Enter a short story, poetry, essay, and sponsored contest submissions. All entries must be submitted in .doc or .docx file.

Every entrant will have at least one piece published, which will be available for purchase at the Fair between June 9 to June 17 and also on

For entry forms or more details about both literary opportunities, visit, call 650-574-3247 or email The submission deadline for both is April 16.

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