Teen Writing Prompt 766

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Write a poem based on this picture.

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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.

Teen Writing Competition

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The Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition are approaching. Here are some of the guidelines for Flash Fiction.

Flash Fiction

Category DescriptionHighly-focused stories characterized by brevity.

Special InstructionsPlease note word length for Flash Fiction compared to Short Story. Stories in which humor or science fiction/fantasy are key elements should be submitted in those respective categories.

Deadline: Varies please check the site for additional information.

Prize: Medals

For additional categories check out the website.

http://www.artandwriting.org/ for more information. Good Luck!

Teen Writing Prompt 779

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Write a poem about each person in your family. I have an older sister, an older brother who I use to fight with all the time when we were kids, a twin sister who I had to share everything with, a younger sister, and of course my parents.

My parents knew each other when they were kids. And they still know their friends from childhood. It’s weird looking at old photos of them with their friends and seeing how everyone looks now.



My Twin

My twin and I often blended into one person.

Although we were different people.

Shared birthday cakes, a shared tricycle, a shared car.

Shared space. Shared friends. 

Two people blending into one.

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Continue one by one writing short poems about each person. Be creative and have some fun!

 

 

 

Teen Writing Competition

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Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition Guidelines for a few categories I thought you might be interested in.

Poetry

Category DescriptionWriting in verse. May include but is not limited to prose poetry, free verse, formal poetry, song lyrics, and spoken word.

Special InstructionsEach submission may consist of 1–5 poems, which will be judged as a collection. Students may submit more than one collection but must register each separately.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Category DescriptionWriting that uses supernatural, magical, futuristic, scientific, and technological themes as a key element of the narrative.

Special InstructionsAll work in which science fiction/fantasy is the key element should be submitted in this category. Do not base characters or plots on already published works (books, movies, comics, etc.). Works that are novel-length should be submitted to the Novel category.

Short Story

Category DescriptionA fictional narrative is written in prose.

Special InstructionsShort Stories in which humor or science fiction/fantasy are key elements should be submitted in those respective categories.

Deadlines: Vary

Fee: $5 for single entry or $20 for a portfolio. You can apply for a wavier.

Teen Writing Prompt 778

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Write a story about a character with a tattoo. What does the tattoo look like and why did your character decide to get a tattoo. hands-1283076__340happy-2607217__340

I remember when I first got it. I didn’t want to get the regular heart or flower. I remember how long I stood looking through the books. What do you choose when you know it’s going to last forever? I wanted to be strong. Stronger than I could ever be….

What tattoo does she select? What is this character dealing with? Be creative and have some fun!

Teen Book Review-The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

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It’s senior year and Keeley Hewitt has her heart set on kissing Jessie Ford, a boy she’s had a crush on since the 6th grade. The only problem is that their hometown of Aberdeen has been constantly flooded by a swelling river and an apocalyptic downpour of constant rain showers.

Things start to go her way after Keeley and her friends are called in volunteer to stack sandbags in hopes of stopping the river. Keeley and Jessie end up next to each other in the assembly line and the flirting begins although Keeley has no idea what to make of it, after all Jessie Ford is the cutest boy in the senior class and she’s pretty much invisible.

Without giving too much away this is a story about young romance and a story about self-discovery. I found this story very exciting an it tugged at my heart-strings. With so much of the summer still left why not add this one to your summer reading list.

Young Arts Competition- Spoken Word

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Just in case you are interested in writing a spoken word poem for the competition I have included the guidelines because there is a video required for the submission.

Guidelines

  • Two (2) to three (3) written poems. Total written materials not to exceed 10 pages.
  • Separate video performance for each poetry submission.
  • Submissions must be in English. If words or phrases in another language are used, translations must be included in the written portion.

NOTE: If selected as a Finalist, you will be required to perform your submitted materials live for the panel during YoungArts Week.

Guidelines for Recording your Video Audition

  • Props are limited to one stool, two chairs, and one table.
  • Use a fixed point of view for your camera with you being the main focus. Shoot straight on, leaving the camera in one location. Do not pan or move the camera.
  • Record your audition in a clearly defined interior space.
  • The back drop should be a neutral color that is free of creases, breaks and distractions.
  • Background music or sound tracks of any kind are not permitted.

Before recording your pieces, film a test. Perform the first few lines of your piece, then watch and listen to it on playback. Check the following important things:

  • Sound: Make sure the acoustics in the room are strong. Practice your piece in the space.  If you hear an echo in playback, adjust the recording volume or choose someplace else to record.  Utilize only the microphone on the video camera. Do not use a hand held microphone.
  • Lighting: Make sure the space is well-lit, but not too bright. Judges should be able to see your face clearly.
  • Framing: The camera should be set at a distance to frame your face and body clearly.
  • Clothing: Wear clothing that is simple, comfortable and tasteful. And remember, your clothing should never be more interesting than your audition.

Written content:

  • Do not submit research papers, book reports or specific class assignments.
  • Be sure to keep a copy of your work for your files.
  • Type, formatting may reflect the intention of the author.
  • Please include page numbers.
  • Proofread your entire submission.

Uploading submission:

  • Uploaded documents must be Word or PDF files.
  • Each piece should be saved as a separate file and uploaded individually.
  • List the title of the work in the space provided.
  • When uploading, verify that the image is upright (not sideways) and plays smoothly.
  • Save and name your files with their titles and upload each selection separately.
  • Do not put your name or any identifying information in or on your submission.
  • Please do not do any of the following to your video as it may disqualify you:
    • Do not edit within a piece.
    • Do not use special effects, dissolves, fades or wipes.
    • Do not submit pre-recorded live performances, such as recitals, concerts, or competitions.

Intellectual Property and Copyright Requirements

  • All submitted work must be wholly original and may not infringe upon the copyright or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any other person or entity.

Deadline October 13, 2017

https://app.getacceptd.com/youngarts