Dom Leone Writing Competition - Ursuline High School

Dom Leone Writing Competition

For many years, the Leone family sponsored a writing competition named after Dom Leone, a writer and a graduate of Ursuline and YSU. Dom died of cancer in 1989. In his life, he created beautiful art in the forms of stories, poems, songs, and cartoons. The objective of the family was to inspire the students in the Mahoning Valley Diocesan schools and encourage creativity through his legacy.  In 2018, the family hosted its last competition, and with their blessing, Ursuline is continuing it. Ursuline received nearly 700 entries last year.  What a remarkable way to commemorate Dom and motivate young writers in the Mahoning Valley.

Format for Submitting Entries:

Hardcopy/Entries by Mail – If submitting by hardcopy, the submission should be TYPED on 8 ½”  by 11” paper. Younger students may be assisted by parents or teachers in typing their work. Work must be postmarked by April 4, 2023. All submissions should be photocopied since they cannot be returned.

Mail entries to: The Dom Leone Writing Contest
Ursuline High School
750 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44505

On each entry, please include: The student’s name, the student’s grade, the student’s school, and the first and last name of the sponsoring teacher.

Electronic Submissions

If submitting electronically, the work must be emailed as a PDF or as a WORD Document.  The following information must be included on the entry – the student’s name, the student’s grade, the student’s school, and the first and last name of the sponsoring teacher. For more information, please visit www.ursuline.com/domleone. Electronic submissions must be received by 10:00 PM on April 4, 2023.  Please send all entries to domleone@youngstowndiocese.org.  When submitting electronically, in the subject line of the email, please include the grade level and category of the submission.

The deadline for entries is April 4, 2023. Winners will be notified and announced in early May. We are hoping to have an awards ceremony, along with our annual Spring Band Concert, on May 17, 2023.  

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