Writing Instructions

  • Email writing entries (along with entry form) to admin@hrcbuffalo.org as a Word document with your name and “entry” as subject.

  • Entries can be ONE PAGE MAXIMUM saved as a Word document, single spaced, 8 ½ X 11 inch page with ½ inch margins and a MINIMUM of 11 point font size.

  • No student name should appear on the entry.

  • Writing entries must be consistent with the theme.

  • Entries can be fiction or non-fiction writing, such as poetry, journal entries, editorials, letters, or short stories.

  • All copyright-protected sources must be cited. This includes books, magazines, works of art and web sites, among others. A bibliography of sources must accompany all research entries.

  • Note: To change a Google document to a Word document:

    • Select the name of the file in the title column of the documents list to open the file in Google docs.

    • Click the “File” menu and select “Download” or select “Download As”.

    • Choose Microsoft Office application “Word”.

    • Name and Save this file