Teen Writing Prompt 766

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Write a poem based on this picture.

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Writing Competition- College Students

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I found this scholarship competition in the Foundation Center newsletter. Check it out.

Established by Nikon, Inc. as part of its hundredth anniversary celebration, the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship supports the next generation of visual content creators. Academic scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to students to help foster their creative growth and encourage them to pursue a career in creative fields. Semi-finalists will be invited to submit a portfolio of images or brief video for consideration by a selection committee, which will then select the ten winning applicants. Scholarships will be awarded for use in the 2018-19 academic school year.

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students at accredited nonprofit colleges/universities or vocational/technical schools in the United States or Canada pursuing a degree in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography, or multimedia/content creation. To be eligible for a scholarship, all applicants must have completed their freshman year of college or academic equivalent before the fall of 2018.

The application deadline for all students is March 1, 2018. Semi-finalists will be announced March 12, and the deadline for their applications is March 30. The ten scholarship recipients will be announced in June.

For eligibility criteria, key dates, application instructions and an FAQ, see the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship website.

http://programs.applyists.com/Nikon/stock-vector-invest-in-education-concept-vector-illustration-in-flat-style-design-stack-of-books-diploma-and-340391981

Teen Writing Prompt 785

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It’s happening all over the world. First, we heard about it in New York, then LA reported it. I decided to go to the city with my friends. My parents didn’t want me to go but I was sick of them trying to tell me what to do. Now, I wish I was with them wherever they are.

What’ happening? Is it an alien invasion or some kind of national disaster of military invasion. Who is your character with and what’s the plan?

Be creative and have some fun.

Teen Writing Prompt 783

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I am currently reading The Library of Souls by Ransome Riggs. The novel is the third book in the Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children series. In the story, Emma and Jacob discover another hidden city within their world.

In Chronicles of Narnia, the story’s protagonist Lucky also discovers a “hidden world”. Write a story about a hidden world that your character “discovers”. What does this world look like? Who lives there? Tell me about its inhabitants.

 

Teen Writing Prompt 782

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Is difficult to ignore what is happening in this country. There is the problem with North Koren and the possible threat of missiles being sent to the United States. There are hate groups and the people fighting the hate groups. Natural disasters are plaguing us with hurricanes, fires, shootings, and terrorists.

Take one of these issues and write an essay about it. How do you feel about what’s going on? How do your friends feel? Here is your chance to get it all out.

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Teen Book Review- Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs the second novel in the Miss Peregrine School for Peculiar Children series takes the crew of peculiar children on a journey to save their beloved headmistress Miss Peregrine who was trapped in the body of a bird after being kidnapped by Wights.

This novel introduces the reader to the world of peculiar animals and more peculiar children who are fighting to survive after Wights and Hollows have started to take over the loops created to protect them. This book has a lot more action and twists than the first. It all helps to keep it interested to the last page as I kicked myself for not having the next book on hand so I could start reading it!

Next book Library of Souls!

Teen Writing Prompt 781

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In the book The Chronicles of Narnia, children found a hidden, magical kingdom while they were playing in a wardrobe.

It’s a hot summer day and there is an old abandoned house down the road. The paint was peeling and the shutters hung on their hinges. The grass was overgrown and weeds overtook the garden. We use to pick the cherries from the cherry trees and steal mangos that were as sweet as sugar. The weird thing about the house is that the pool in the backyard is pristine. It’s like

The weird thing about the house is that the pool in the backyard is pristine. It’s like was so inviting that hot summer day that instead of wetting our feet we jumped in…

Tell me about the place they discover while in that pool. Who lives there? What does it look like? Write about the journey to that magical place.

 

 

Teen Writing Prompt 780

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I was visiting grandma over the summer. Jimmy, he pet poodle got away. She went running down the street when I was walking her. I took off as fast as I could. Suddenly, I heard the sirens ring and everyone running outside their homes and heading to their shelters. I was too far to head home so I figured I would so that the barn for shelter.

I held Jimmy in my arms as the walls were being ripped off one by one…

What happens next? Create a magical place that she travels to with Jimmy. Don’t place the place like Oz. Make it something else. What can that place be? What does it look like? Be creative and have some fun!

Scholastic Arts and Writing Teen Writing Competition

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This one is for seniors only.

Writing Portfolio

Category Description
A series of 8 distinct works that demonstrate versatility as a writer and diversity in writing technique and styles. The works can come from one category or any combination of multiple categories.

You can submit up to two portfolios but same work in both portfolios.
The maximum length for a writing portfolio is 24,000 words (not including the writer’s statement).

  • The Writing Portfolio may include a writer’s statement. The statement should be 300 words and answer the following questions:
    • Why did you select the work you submitted for your Writing Portfolio?
    • How do you hope people will react when they read your work?
    • What role does writing play in your life?
  • Writer’s statements may be entered on the “Create Portfolio” page.
  • Work included in a portfolio may also be submitted in an individual category (i.e. Short Story, Critical Essay, etc.). You will be able to indicate if you want to submit a work a part of a portfolio only, an individual submission only, or both on your student dashboard.
  • Seniors may resubmit writing submitted to the Scholastic Awards in a previous year as part of their Writing Portfolio.
  • Do not include any identifying information, such as your name, in the title of your portfolio or the works included in the submission.

This was posted on the Scholastic Arts and Writing Website.

Teen Writing Competition

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The Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition has just opened submissions. Below are the guidelines for the Critical Essay Competition.

Critical Essay

Category DescriptionWriting intended to inform or convince a reader about a specific idea or topic, such as art or media reviews, persuasive essays, opinion essays, etc.

Special InstructionsSources must be cited. Footnotes/works cited are not considered part of the word count.

This competition is open to 7th to 12th graders who live in the US, Canada or attend a US school abroad. Foreign students attending a US school are also eligible.

Prizes: Medals

Deadlines: Vary by region so check out the website for details.

Entry fee: $5 and $20 for a portfolio but you can apply for a fee waiver. Check the website. There are lots of details but it’s worth it.

For additional categories check out the website.

http://www.artandwriting.org/ for more information.