Essay Writing Contests

Students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades enter in one of the following categories: poetry (a group of three poems), fiction (a short story or one-act play), or nonfiction (a personal or academic essay).

First-place winners in each category are awarded a prize of $500; second-place winners receive $250. ) to the New Voices competition and you can potentially win cash, software from fabulous sponsors Final Draft and Great Dialogue, and even publication!

The more they love it, the better chance you have of winning a publishing deal.

This is a fantastic contest that can get you a ton of exposure and even result in a book deal.

The contest awards prizes for the best poems submitted by young women who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school. Winners are chosen by students and faculty members in the creative writing program at Hollins.

Each year, young writers with and without disabilities, in U. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U. students, are asked to explore the disability experience through the art of script writing for stage or screen.

The National Young Arts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development.

Additionally, Young Arts Winners are eligible for nomination as a U. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence.

The Young Authors Writing Competition is a national competition for high school writers of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.

It began as a local contest in 1995, and since then has expanded into a national competition that has received tens of thousands of submissions from students across the country.


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