Amazon tablet top prize for writing contest

In an effort to offer children a fun challenge this summer, the Clallam County Literacy Council — through United Way — is launching a writing contest for Clallam County youths of ages 6-18.

Contestants can enter by submitting an answer to one of three prompts: “If I could read better, I would read … “; “Because I can read, I will be able to … ”; or, “The best thing I have ever read was … “

Darrell Jenkins, a member of the literacy council, said, “Entries will be judged on the child’s ability to express what is in their heart; they won’t be judged on spelling, handwriting, or sentence structure.”

The top prize is an Amazon Fire tablet.

Entry forms can be found on United Way website, and emailed to Or, enter by mail. Include age, contact information and answer one of the questions and mail it to: United Way of Clallam County, P.O. Box 937, Port Angeles WA 98362.

The contest runs through July 31 and winners will be announced on Aug. 15.

For more information, call the United Way office at 360-457-3011.

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