The Writer's Chair
The Writer's Chair is the annual Writing Contest at Chittenango High School, now in its 16th year. The contest is made possible through a generous donation by former library volunteer, Judith Zachow.
One of the unique features of the contest is the judging. Entries are judged anonymously. The panel of judges do not know any identifying information about the individual(s) submitting the work. That perspective ensures impartiality and is an example for students to sample and experience a formal writing competition.
Students are encouraged to use their teachers as mentors and sounding boards. And it give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the writing and editing process.
The Writer's Chair represents the inspiration that writers and artists must conjure to create great works.