Dictionary prize

High school students in Oklahoma can win up to $1,000 for writing a ‘mini-dictionary’ about their school, reports NewsOK.

Sponsored by Oklahoma University’s Institute of US-China Issues, the Newman Young Writer’s Award offers prizes for a single or co-authored submission of a “mini-dictionary/encyclopaedia”. The entries must reflect the character of the school, and “can explore the people, places, slang, or rituals that define their school”.

I love dictionaries, and this sounds like a great creative project! If you’re not a high-school aged Oklahoma resident, why not try out some dictionary or encyclopaedia entries about your target language… in your target language. You could talk about the culture, the language itself, or how and when you use it. Get writing!