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[September 21, 2007]  EVERETT, Wash. -- Universal Tutors LLC, a unique tutoring company that serves students in two nations, is pleased to announce its essay and poem writing contest. Students in grades 4-12 who live in the United States and Canada are invited to enter and show off their writing skills.

The contest is now open for entries and will end March 1, 2008. The contest is both challenging and rewarding for students, with three prizes being offered: first prize of $250, second prize of $175 and a third prize of $75.

Students will also have the possibility of getting their writings published. The top essays and poems will be published in a book from Universal Tutors, based in Everett, Wash..

"The contest provides a great avenue for parents and teachers to encourage children to write in a skilled manner," states Mark Wilcox, general manager of Universal Tutors.

Students can put into practice what they have learned in English and literature classes and then anticipate the contest results. Teachers can encourage students to enter by offering other incentives on a local scale, such as a school-sponsored book of poems and essays or special writing prizes.

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The essay or poem topic can be chosen by the entrant. Students can express who they are through their writing by selecting a topic that is very important to them. Only one entry will be accepted from each student, and all entries must be received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 1, 2008.

Universal Tutors LLC makes it convenient and easy to enter the contest by placing its contest rules, prize information and a printable application online.

"Students from any location in the United States and Canada can enter the contest from the comfort of their own home, no matter where they attend school. There are no entry fees," says Wilcox.

More information, detailed contest rules and a printable application are available at[To download Adobe Acrobat Reader for the application file, click here.]

[Text from file received from Universal Tutors]

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