Monday, December 17, 5 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors 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. Submissions must be registered online at www.artandwriting.org and mailed or delivered to the Education and Visitors Center. For more information, call Jessica Jones at 601-353-7762.