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MARY JO NETTESHEIM LITERARY COMPETITION

During the 1982 Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention, a survey revealed that members saw a need for students to use their writing skills and artistic talents, hence; in 1985, Wisconsin established the Mary Jo Nettesheim Literary Competition. Over the years, grades 3-12 were included, with Illustrator Awards being added in 1990. At this time, Wisconsin’s Sigma State is the only state in the Delta Kappa Gamma International Organization to sponsor a Literary Competition.

Local chapters contact schools in their area and provide them with competition rules, suggestions for getting started and the date finished books are due to the local chapter.  Each local chapter then judges the original fiction and/or enhanced personal narrative books based on Story Structure/Organization, Creativity/ Originality, accomplished spelling, sentence structure and grammar, as well as, Presentation/Illustrations.

Up to ten of the local chapter winners are sent to the state level.  The books are judged again, with these books also being judged for illustrations.  Illustrations are judged for their Originality, Appropriateness to text, Continuity throughout the story, Creative use of art media and techniques, Cover Design and Neatness.

Winning books are displayed at the Spring Sigma State Convention. Top winners are invited to the convention luncheon and asked to read their books to the Delta Kappa Gamma Members.

Information on publishing books and a writers workshop are available. Contact Judy or Pat, phone numbers below.

 

 

2019 Student Application and Rules for Literary Competition

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 Literary Competition Application with Information and Rules

This booklet is set up to run back-to-back and folded into a booklet.

 

Click here to download a Fillable copy of the 2019 Literary Competition Application with Information and Rules

The Contact Information, Due Date, and Name of your Local Chapter can be typed on the lines, printed, saved to your computer, and then attached to an email to be sent to the teachers in your area. It works best to save the document to your computer and then open it before filling in the information.

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PowerPoint Presentation Explaining Literary Competition

 

Information on How to Publish a Book using Createspace.com

2019 Literary Competition Handbook

For more information, please call
Judy Snyder at 608-754-5295 or
Pat Brabazon at 608-868-7239
.

Individuals, please submit the Literary Book to
the Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter nearest to your
location. To find the nearest Chapter, click on the following link:

Chapter Literary Chairs

Contact the local Chapter for directions on
how to submit your entry and due date.
Please do not send any Literary Books to the state.

Permission for Photos

Letter to Businesses and Organizations Explaining the Literary Competition

2019 Entry Form for Chapters to send to Sigma State

 

2019 Fillable Entry Form for Chapters to send to Sigma State

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Photos of Literary Competition Display of Winning Books at Sigma State Convention 2015

Photos of Literary Competition Display of Winning Books at Sigma State Convention 2016

Photos of Literary Competition Display of Winning Books at Sigma State Convention 2017

Photos of Literary Competition Display of Winning Books at Sigma State Convention 2018
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PowerPoint of 2016 Winning Literary Competition Books

PowerPoint of 2017 Winning Literary Competition Books

PowerPoint of 2018 Winning Literary Competition Books

Literary Competition Flyer

This flyer is fillable with your own chapter information.

Literary Competition Flyer

For CESA Use

History of Sigma State Literary Chairs

 

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Photos of 2018 Sigma State Literary Competition Winners

 

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November, 2016