Mary Harris Prizes Writing Competition deadline extended

| September 24, 2015

COSHOCTON – The entry deadline for The Mary Harris Prizes, a non-fiction writing contest, has been extended to Sunday, Nov. 1.

Essays must be 1,000 to 3,000 words long and relate to the Coshocton Frontier. The competition is open to persons of any age who reside or work in Coshocton County, including students whose permanent home is in Coshocton County. There is $2,000 in prize money allocated for the awards -$1,000 for first place, $500 for second, and five $100 prizes for honorable mention. Entries must be submitted to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum by Nov. 1. Award winners will be announced at the museum at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

Essays may have only a tenuous connection to the Coshocton Frontier, which is defined at the 18th century Coshocton County. Examples for topics include history, people, culture, Native American nations, languages and culture, flora and fauna, hunting, agriculture, child care, personal dress, make-up and body decoration, religion, philosophy, literature, etc. Complete details about the competition are available at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum and on its website:  http://jhmuseum.org/index.php/learn/adult-programs/353-factorfiction.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. and is located in Historic Roscoe Village at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH 43812. For information, contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or [email protected]

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