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John C. Knox Writing Contest


What does the contest look like?

Students will participate in a press conference with a local newsmaker and then, using the information gathered, write a feature article during a one-hour writing session. Articles are judged by local newspaper journalists and members of the Department of Communication on campus. 

Check in begins at 9 a.m. on the third floor of Buhl Hall at Waynesburg University.

An optional lunch and campus tour are available following the event.

Who is eligible?

The John C. Knox Writing Contest is open to all students in grades 10-12 within the following counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland; West Virginia: Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Wetzel; and Ohio: Belmont, Jefferson, Monroe.


The John C. Knox Writing Contest is sponsored by the Observer-Reporter.