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Madisonville Community College (MCC) is pleased to announce that the Stanley Lewis Cultural Diversity Writing Contest is underway. Submissions will be accepted through December 11. Sponsored by MCC s Cultural Diversity Committee and supported by Eastview Baptist Church, the annual writing contest is held in memory of Stanley Lewis who was dedicated to meeting the needs of MCC students for more than 28 years. He was a member, Deacon and Trustee at Eastview Baptist Church in Madisonville.

The Stanley Lewis Cultural Diversity Writing Contest is open to community members and students. Entries can be poems, essays, or short stories sharing experiences, thoughts, feelings or ideas about all types of diversity. Major components of judging will be the quality of the writing and its consistency with the standards for the form or genre of the submitted entry. Multiple submissions may be made in more than one genre, but each requires a separate entry form.

Prizes include $500 for the 1st place winner, $150 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place. A $50 award will be given for the best submission from a public, private, or home schooled elementary or middle school student. MCC employees, family members of contest judges, and previous contest winners are not eligible for prize awards.

The writing contest is open to the community. Submissions must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015. For additional information, contact Joyce Riggs at 270.824.8581.