NEW this year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival introduced the High School Writing Contest Presented by Coastal Children’s Services. Students from New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties submitted either a descriptive essay or poem on the following prompt: How does the North Carolina Azalea Festival contribute to or enhance our community of Wilmington, NC?
The winner in each division will receive a $200.00 cash prize and an Azalea Festival T-Shirt. The winning entry will be featured in an Azalea Festival publication and will be announced on the Festival website with a photo and author’s bio. The winner will also have the opportunity to be introduced at a North Carolina Azalea Festival Committee Meeting.
The 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival High School Writing Contest winner will be announced soon!