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The Howard Neverov Creative Writing Awards, sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis. Open to high school juniors and seniors 3 prizes of $250 each both in fiction and in poetry. Students may send one typed entry in each genre. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2009...

Please, answer the questions: 1. Who are high school juniors and seniors in US?
2. What did they mean writing "one typed entry in each genre"?
3. What are "Entries" in that context?
4. What is "to be postmarked"?


2 Answers 2

  1. Generally 17 & 18 year olds in their next-to-last and their last year of high school.
  2. One in fiction, one in poetry. Typed on typewriter or printed from computer, vs hand written. Probably to make them easier to read.
  3. The entries are the story and/or the poem.
  4. Must be accepted by the US Post Office. (the postmark across the stamp showing the letter was accepted for delivery).
  • postmarked means stamped with a postmark by the post office with its official stamp, giving the date, time and place a letter or mailed item is mailed.
    – Lambie
    Oct 5, 2018 at 23:10

An entry in the context of a contest refers to the item submitted for consideration by the judges. Contestants enter a contest, and we say that the item has been entered for consideration, hence the noun entry.

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