2014 Oz-Stravaganza! Contests
6th Annual
“Royal Historian of Oz” Writing Contest

4th Grade
1st Place—Jackson Nash (“Dorothy’s  Return)
2nd Place—Kate O’Leary (“The Wicked Wizard of Oz”)
3rd Place—Gina McGivern (“Return to Oz”)
4th Place—Daniel Isabell (“The Witch of the South”)
Honorable Mention—Danielle Crivelli (“Finding the Witch”)

5th Grade
1st Place—Jacob Mitts (“An Unexpected Journey to Oz”)
2nd Place—Tiernan Tobin (“The Banquet of the Emerald City”)
3rd Place—Avasia Fletcher (“Wonderful Oz”)
4th Place—Rowan Phelps (“Journey”)
Honorable Mention—Brooke Witheim (“Which Way is Home?”)

6th–8th Grade
1st Place—Sarah Martin (“The Scandalous Sorcerer of the South”)
2nd Place—Ian Sylcox (“The Land of Oz”)
3rd Place—Miriam Rigas (“For the Love of Dorothy”)
4th Place—Abby Hoag (“Another Way Home”)
Honorable Mention—Ben Carranti (“Saving Oz”)

9th–12th Grade
1st Place—Ella Kim (“The Witches Revelation”)
2nd Place—Tyler Samanns (“The Kingdom of Orris”)
3rd Place—Ivy Pagano (“Dorothy”)
4th Place—Mike McIntosh (“An Abrupt Change of Events”)
No Honorable Mention

1st Place—Mara Kinney (“An Important Memorandum to Guild Members”)
2nd Place—Sarah L. Parker (“Blindsided by Bygones”)
3rd Place—Caitlin Keese (“The Celebrities of Gillikin County”)
4th Place—Mark McLaughlin (“The Guardians of Oz”)
Honorable Mention—Sue Moreines (“Go See the Wizard”)

Entrants in this year’s contest must write a story of 400/500 or fewer words depending on your grade level, and using all of the 15 words listed below, or a form of the word. 

4th & 5th Grade: 1. banquet 2. senseless 3. reliable 4. companion 
5. translate 6. occasion 7. courteous 8. impressive 9. blizzard 10. entrance 11. focus 12. fragile13. increase14. communicate 15. path

6th-8th Grade:  1. abrupt 2. ajar 3. bystander 4. chorus 5. dependent 
6. nurture 7. hilarious 8. subtle 9. obstacle 10. priority 11. encounter 
12. burden 13. rural 14. soothe 15. happy
9-12th Grade & Adult: 1. accomplice 2. guidance 3. cirumstance 4. asset 5. mutual 6. tantrum 7. complex 8. verify 9. hostile 10. overpower 
11. discontinue 12. tension 13. commend 14. harmony 15. celebrity
There are five categories for entrants: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th-8th grades, 9th-12th grades, and adult group. First, second, third, and fourth prizes will be awarded in each category. The International Wizard of Oz Club will donate the prizes.

Story Requirements:

1. The story must be about the Land of Oz and the wonderful characters that                         live and visit there. 

2. The story must have a title (words from the list of fifteen may be used in the title, but that isn’t required). If the words are used in the title they must still be used in the story.

3. The story must be 500 words or fewer for grade levels 4-8. The story must be 400 words or fewer for grade levels 9-12 and adult categories.

4. The story must contain all 15 words listed above, and each of the 15 words must be underlined in the final copy of the story.

5. Be Creative! Baum penned 13 sequels to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” New characters and adventures were introduced in each book. Use Baum and or your own characters to create your Land of Oz story.

General Rules:

1. Only one entry per person. 

2. All entries must be typed, double-spaced, front side only on white printer paper (entries of more than one page should be stapled in the upper left-hand corner).

3. Electronic entries will NOT be accepted.

4. Entries will not be returned and will become property of Oz-Stravaganza!.

5. The registration form should be clipped, filled out, and attached to the entry. Be sure your name and phone number is on each page of your entry.

6. All entries should be sent to: Oz-Stravaganza! Royal Historian of Oz
Writing Contest,
 P. O. Box 456, Chittenango, NY 13037

7. All entries must be postmarked by midnight on May 12, 2014.

8. The entries will be judged by a group of qualified professionals.

9. The winners will be announced the week of May 26, 2014, on the 
Oz-Stravaganza! website. (www.oz-stravaganza.com)

10. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group. The first place entries, in each age group will be read on stage Sunday, June 8th at 11 a.m., in Oz-Stravaganza! Park during the festival in Chittenango, NY. 

11. For further information contact Mark Zane at: 315-498-7254 or zanem@sunyocc.edu
Costume Contest
Due to the 2014 World Record Attempt there will be no costume judging. Costume judging will return in 2015. Please click on the navigation bar to the left for the World Record Attempt information and help us break the record for most people in Wizard of Oz movie costumes in one location.

2014 Oz Coloring Contest
Sponsored byThe Wilson Insurance Agency, Inc.

2014 Artist for the coloring contest.

Contest Rules

  • Colored entries must be turned in by May 19, 2014
  • Eligible ages: 3 thru 11
  •  Five (5) winners will be selected for each age 
  • Winning entries will be displayed at All Things Oz, 211 Genesee St. All remaining entries will be displayed around the Chittenango business district.
  • Entries may be dropped off at the Chittenango Village Hall, Sullivan Town Hall, Sullivan Free Library in Chittenango or Bridgeport, Oneida Savings Bank in Chittenango, the Lake St., Bolivar Rd., or Bridgeport Elementary School main offices, The Wilson Insurance Agency, Inc., or All Things Oz. Additional forms may be picked up at the same locations.
  • Electronic entries are not eligible 
  • Winners will be notified by phone 
  • Winners will be presented medals at an awards ceremony to be held Sunday June 8th in Oz Park. 
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