Pupils invited to write stories like Dr. Seuss'

January 31, 1999

Public school pupils in kindergarten through third grade in metropolitan Baltimore and Prince George's County are invited to enter a contest celebrating the 95th birthday anniversary of the creator of Dr. Seuss.

To enter, pupils must write and illustrate Seuss-like stories using rhyme, creative illustrations or messages in the spirit of the late Theodor Geisel -- Dr. Seuss.

Stories of 100 words or less must be submitted on paper at least 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches by Feb. 12 to: Read Across America Story-Writing Contest, c/o Maryland State Teachers Association, 140 Main St., Annapolis 21401.

Each story must include a cover sheet with the pupil's name, age, grade and school.

Pupil who write stories will receive an illustrated certificate of participation; every class with 100 percent participation will receive a Seuss certificate; and the first 100 schools to submit entries will receive 10 Dr. Seuss books. Grand prize winners will hear entries read and receive prizes at a Seuss birthday gala March 2 at Port Discovery children's museum.

Sponsors are Baltimore Reads, the MSTA, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and The Baltimore Sun Reading by 9 program.

Information: 410-783-1800, code 4425.

Pub Date: 1/31/99

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