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Bijou Awards Information and Applications
The second annual Bijou Awards is a talent competition open to all Knoxville and surrounding area high school students. Local teenagers have the opportunity to show off their performing arts and creative writing skills and to turn a $15 entry fee into a $1,000 scholarship for them and $500 for their school or organization. We will be auditioning high school students throughout East Tennessee this fall and gearing up for the Awards Gala and Show on January 16th. The top contestants in each category will showcase their talent for a panel of celebrity judges who will select the winner in each category. This is a night of young talent not to be missed.
Bijou Awards Creative Writing
Write a paper of no more than 1000 words based on this quote by a famous Knoxville author:
“In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again.”
― James Agee
Entries may include personal stories or fiction, poetry, science, religion, philosophy, etc. We are not looking for anything in particular - just a well-written and thoughtful paper.
You may have your teachers or parents edit your story for length, grammar and spelling, but PLEASE make the work your own. Do not have others write your story.
Stories are not to exceed 1000 words. This is part of your editing process.
The top 2 entries will be posted at the Bijou Awards and the 2 writers will be asked to attend the show where the winner will be announced.
Deadline for entries is December 13, 2013 and can be mailed in .pdf, .doc or copied to email@example.com.
Walk-ups auditions will be accepted as time allows at each location. Please bring cash or check for the entry fee. Application forms will be available on site.