All entries must be electronic with a maximum of 250 words.
Only one entry is allowed per student.
Entries are limited to 5 per category per school.
Each entry will be graded against the same category (i.e. novice poems v. novice poems; advanced comics v. advanced comics).
Due to the lack of nuance provided by online sources (ex: William Whitaker's Words, latdict.com), print dictionaries are encouraged. If an online dictionary must be used, https://www.latinitium.com/smithhall is recommended.
Teachers are asked to check entries for plagiarism before submitting.
Submissions that fail to comply with the rules will be disqualified. Any English that appears in the Latin writing will be penalized more heavily than Latin grammatical mistakes.
Poetry and prose submissions must make use of this template, which includes: a short author's explanation of the literary piece, the Latin composition, and an English translation that matches the Latin. For Poetry submissions, entries will not be held to typical classical standards, such as meter.
Comic submissions must make use of this template, which includes: a short author's explanation of the literary piece, the Latin composition, and an English translation that matches the Latin. Comics can be hand illustrated or created online; if handwritten, writing must be legible and writing in pen in large letters.
We recommend using Storyboardthat. Storyboardthat requires users to create an account. Once an account has been created, users can access a link to share their comic strip. In order to access the link, please click "view details" at the bottom of your comic. For more information on using Storyboardthat, please click here.
For Comic submissions, illustrations are encouraged but not required for all entries. If illustrations are not present, the grammar/creativity categories will be weighed more heavily.
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