More entries in 2013 were disqualified at various competition levels in Kansas than ever before, all due to plagiarism. Plagiarism, along with reusing a previous entry, are the only reasons for an entry to be disqualified. The following resources are intended to help students, teachers, and parents navigate the issue of plagiarism in hopes of avoiding it.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism, in simple terms, is using or closely imitating the words and thoughts of another author without giving credit, and therefore presenting that author's work as your own.
The sites listed here have numerous resources to help students, parents, and teachers to learn about plagiarism.
KU Writing Center Writing Guides
Purdue OWL Avoiding Plagiarism (one of the best websites)