Friday, December 16, 5 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitor Center. Scholastic Writing Awards submission deadline. This competition is open to junior high and high school students in Adams, Bolivar, Copiah, DeSoto, Forrest, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Lee, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Rankin and Simpson counties. The regional competition is made possible by the partnership between the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Eudora Welty House Museum. Submissions must be mailed or delivered to the Education and Visitors Center. For more information, call Meemie Jackson at 601-353-7762 or go to www.artandwriting.org.