Rudyard Kipling competition now open


DUMMERSTON >> The Landmark Trust USA recently announced the first ever Rudyard Kipling Young Writers Award in celebration of its 25th Anniversary.

"As owners of five historic homes that have been painstakingly restored and open for guests, including Rudyard Kipling's home, Naulakha, in Dummerston, where he wrote 'The Just So Stories,' 'The Jungle Book' and 'Captains Courageous,' we wanted to celebrate his legacy along with our own anniversary," said Tristam Johnson, interim executive director of Landmark Trust USA. "We believe this competition is an important opportunity to encourage imagination and creative writing skills in our young people."

The competition is open to all 4th- through 6th-graders in Windham County, whether in public or private schools or home-schooled. There are three categories to this award: poetry, narrative (non-fiction) and narrative (fiction). Submissions from 4th- through 6th-graders will be due by May 15 and awards, honorable mentions and overall best will be made June 4 in a theater at the Latchis.

For more information, contact Tristam Johnson at


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