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Historical society to hold young writers contest

August 11, 2019

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A historical society in New Hampshire is hoping its art inspires young writers to craft some of their best poems, stories and plays.

The Portsmouth Historical Society’s second annual Young Writers Contest will be tied to its exhibition, “New Hampshire Folk Art: By the People, For the People,” at Discover Portsmouth.

Students are tasked with choosing a piece from the exhibit and writing about the art or about how it inspired them. The writing can take any form as long as the piece is connected to the exhibition.

Judges will read and evaluate each entry on its content, creativity, expression, clarity, quality and connection to the original artwork. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony on Sept. 27 at Discover Portsmouth. Entries must be submitted by Sept. 21.

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