Category Archives: Teen Writing Contests and Fellowships

Information about teen writing contest and fellowships for teens.

Teen Writing Competition

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Here’s a writing competition that was posted on the Funds For Writers website. Good luck!

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30 BELOW STORY AND POETRY CONTEST
http://www.narrativemagazine.com/30-below-2014
$22 ENTRY FEE.
Narrative invites all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old, to send us their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. First prize $1,500. Second prize $750. Third prize $300. Ten finalists will receive $100 each. The prizewinners and finalists will be announced in Narrative. All N30B entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2015 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week or Poem of the Week. Works of prose and of poetry, including short stories, all poetic forms, novel excerpts, essays, memoirs, and excerpts from book-length nonfiction. Prose submissions must not exceed 15,000 words. Each poetry submission may contain up to five poems. Deadline November 15, 2014.

Teen Scholarship

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This scholarship is for duck callers. Yes, you heard me right. I found this one in an unusual scholarship list. It’s pretty strange but the prize is a whopping $2000.

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High School seniors may compete for college scholarships totaling $4,250 at the 2014 Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest. The first-place winner will receive $2,000. Second place will receive $1,000, 3rd place will receive $750, and 4th place will receive $500.

Open to any current high school senior graduating in 2014, the competition will be on Friday, November 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The contest is associated with the World’s Champion Duck Calling Contest and will take place on the Main Street Stage beside the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce.

Click on the link below for more information.

http://www.stuttgartarkansas.org/duck-festival/scholarship_contest.aspx

 

Teen Writing Contest – Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition

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Hey everyone it’s that time of year again! The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition is underway. The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition is a competition where students can win medals and cash awards in various areas of the arts. Some of the categories are jewelry, ceramics, drawing, painting, media arts, film, and writing. Just about any area of the arts you could imagine is open.

Poetry, short story, memoir, journalism, science fiction, fantasy, humor, flash fiction, critical essay are some of the writing categories.

I can’t get into the details of the requirements here but you should check out the website for more information. Submissions for the 2015 has just opened. The deadline is in December. Go to http://www.artandwriting.org/ for more information.

Good luck!

Young Arts Teen Competition

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Young Arts Teen Competition

Young Arts is a teen mentorship program where teens are selected to receive master classes and up to $10,000 in awards. There are many discipline that teens may be work in.  Here are a few of the areas: music, theater, visual arts, cinematic arts, writing. There’s lots of information about how to apply on the website. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity not only to take classes with people like Quincy Jones and  Joshua Bell but the program allows teens to make professional contacts with award-winning mentors in the arts. Some of these mentors have won Grammys and performed on Broadway.

Why not take a stop forwards achieving your dreams of working in the arts and go for it?!!!

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Here’s a link.

http://www.youngarts.org/

Writing Opportunities for Teens

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I am sure that you’ve seen the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Well, here’s a chance for you to submit a short story for consideration to be published. Check out the information below. I found this information in the Funds for Writers newsletter.

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CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: HOPE & MIRACLES
http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics
Seeking 101 inspirational stories of faith, answered prayers, and divine intervention. We want this book to be for everyone — whether religious or secular. Please remember, we no longer publish “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person. Do not ghostwrite a story for someone else unless you list that person as the author. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Articles must be nonfiction and under 1,200 words

Writing Contest

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Here’s another writing contest I found in the Funds For Writers newsletter.

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REAL SIMPLE ESSAY CONTEST
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/index.html
NO ENTRY FEE.
Have you ever had a eureka moment? Tell us about it. Think back on the instant when everything became clear. The split second when you realized that you had chosen the right career. Or the moment when you knew that your dearest friendship would last forever. Whether your epiphany changed your life or just made your day, write it down and share it with us. Enter Real Simple’s seventh annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and you could have your essay published in Real Simple and receive a prize of $3,000. Send your typed, double-spaced submission (1,500 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word document). Deadline September 18, 2014.

Writing Contest

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This writing contest was found in the FundforWriters newsletter.  I didn’t see an age limit so why not give it a shot?

THE MAINE REVIEW ROCKY COAST CONTEST
http://www.TheMaineReview.com
ENTRY FEE $10.
The Maine Review is a new literary magazine featuring creative nonfiction, poetry, short fiction, essays, and prose. Each cover is graced by the work of a Maine artist. Contest is open to all published and unpublished writers, and all submissions are considered for publication in the Fall 2014 issue. Maximum length of 1,500 words, 60 lines for poetry. Deadline September 15, 2014. First prize $150, second prize $50. All genres eligible for prizes.

The prize is $150.

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Teen Mentor Program

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Here is a teen mentorship program I found in the Foundation Center Arts Funding Watch newsletter.

YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Young Artists Prize

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (between the ages of 15 and 18 or in grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts.

To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2015 prize cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

Each year up to seven hundred students are selected from across the country as national winners. Each winner will receive a grant of up to $10,000, have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.

Application materials must be received no later than October 17, 2014. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December.

Citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2014, or in grades 10-12, may apply. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s birth date falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

 

Tall People Scholarship

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Here is a scholarship for tall people.

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The Tall Club International, TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following Fall.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be under 21
  • You must be entering your first year of college in the upcoming fall
  • You  must also meet the TCI height requirement minimums. (5’10″ for women and 6’2″ for men.)
  • Applications open on July 15th and close on February 15th

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying for a TCI Scholarship Award, you may contact a TCI Member Club closest to you for sponsorship.

Or, you may ask for an application directly at tci-scholarships@tall.org

Please include your name, email, city and state in your inquiry.

Internship for Students

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Here’s an internship opportunity that was posted on Funds for Writers.

Interns needed for DRIVE-IN Film Festival
New York, NY

On behalf of C.C. Webster (Film ’06), Festival Founder & Creative DirectorDRIVE-IN Film Festival is looking for interns for 2014 season! 

We are looking for at least 6-8 interns for the 7th Annual DRIVE-IN Film Festival. We bring independent film to small towns across America–and support a dying art, the local drive-In.

The 2014 DRIVE-IN Film Festival is a creative not-for-profit, and we are so excited to be continuing this season. The Drive-In Film Festival has screened at many drive-ins, including digital screenings in NY and PA.

Qualities we look for in DIFF interns:

  • Interested in learning how to put together a film festival and/or learning how a non-profit works
  • Self-motivated – most work will be done on your own time and expected to be finished in a timely manner!
  • Team player – each intern will play a vital role in the festival and ideas are always welcome!
  • Interested in: web design, projection, film research, press, programming, fundraising, drive-in outreach, and the DIFF video project

What the DIFF Can Do for You:

  • Provide a unique experience – this is not a “run and fetch coffee” internship! DIFF interns play a big part in putting together the festival.
  • Room for growth – more interesting and specific titles may be given to those who show interest and promise
  • Flexible scheduling – this is NOT a 9-to-5 internship; meetings take place once or twice a week from 10-2pm (lunch provided by DIFF!)
  • Course Credit – interning at DIFF is considered a full-time internship, as we factor in hours you work from home and attendance at meetings.
  • Provide a fun experience as you participate in film screenings, fundraisers, and helping to support a dying art!

Interested applicants should send their resume to info@driveinfilmfestival.com.