Category Archives: Teen Writing Contests and Fellowships

Information about teen writing contest and fellowships for teens.

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.

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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 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 Competition -Young Arts

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This is a reminder that the Young Arts deadline is approaching. If you are between the ages of 15 to 18 years old this is a great competition for you to enter. It’s for teens in all areas of the arts: writing, fine arts, music, acting, dance, cinematic arts, and design.

The Prize:

There are cash prizes but one of the great things about this competition is that you will be paired with a mentor who will help guide you on your path to pursue your art. A friend of mine won in photography and Darren was flown to Miami he put up in a hotel for a week and all his expenses were taken care of. Darren was paired with two mentors who took him around Miami as they gave him advice while took photographs. Lots of famous people went through this program and the mentors are Academy and Grammy award winner!

Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships that can be spent any way you see fit.
  • Take master classes with accomplished artists in your field.
  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers.
  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities.

Click on the link for more information.

Deadline: October 13, 2017

http://www.youngarts.org/

Teen Writing Competition

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The 8th Annual Henderson Libraries Teen Writing Contest is accepting submissions. The Contest submission period ends in February so if you are in the 6th to 12th grades it’d be a good idea to start now.

Below are the details.

  • Contest is open to teens in grades 6-12
  • No fan fiction or school assignments.
  • Submit 2,000 words in one of the following categories: Poetry, Fiction, or Essay/Memoir ( Only one submission permitted)
  • The work must be original and unpublished

 

Deadline: Entries must be submitted online between December 1, 2016 and February 25, 2017

The Prize: Selected entries will be collected and published in the digital literary magazine, Unlocked Voices, which will become part of Henderson Libraries Digital Collections

For more information go to http://www.hendersonlibraries.com/website/teen-writing-contest or Contact Christina Terriquez  at cterriquez@hendersonlibraries.com.

 

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The Annual Signet Classic Essay Competition sponsored by Penguin Books is coming up soon. This year’s book is The Tempest by William Shakespeare. To enter this contest you need to review the five essay questions and select one.

Open to 11th and 12th grade full-time matriculated students who are attending high schools located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, or home-schooled students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.

Prize $1000 ( there are five $1000 prizes)

Deadline: April 14th postmark or April

Teen Writing Competition

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The Austin International Poetry Festival is an international poetry competition for poets as young as kindergarten to 12th grade. You can submit up to three poems for consideration. This competition is open to diversity!

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Below are some of the rules as listed on their site.

  • K-12 Youth Poets may submit up to three separate poems individually.
  • Additional submissions received are automatically discarded.
  • Poems should be 35 lines or less and fit in a 4 inch by 7 inch area in Times New Roman 12 point. (Note that any line over 4 inches will break onto another line, increasing the number of lines.)
  • Free for all K-12 Youth Poets.
  • No simultaneous submissions or previously published poems.
  • Editors have the right to disqualify any poem with objectionable material.
  • Your parent must read the publication release and sign with their digital signature by typing their name on this submission form. #teen writing competition

Deadline: February 14, 2017

https://aipf.submittable.com/submit/19a45c4a-7241-4dde-9a86-b155fec62664/2017-youth-k-12-anthology-submissions

Teen Writing Competition

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THE 2017 ADROIT PRIZES FOR POETRY AND PROSE

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This competition is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania for students 9th grade + and undergraduate students, including international students and students who have graduated a semester early in December 2016). This prize awards two winners.

Submissions may include up to six poems (maximum of ten pages single-spaced) and/or up to three works of prose (combined word limit of 3,500 words). Excerpts are acceptable. All submissions will be considered for publication in The Adroit Journal. Each submitter may not send more than one submission per genre, but may send both poetry and prose.#teen writing

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Prizes

  • Winners will each be awarded $200
  • Work will be featured in The Adroit Journal.
  • Winners, runners-up, and up to eight finalists will receive copies of the judges’ latest books. 

For more information check out the website http://www.theadroitjournal.org/adroit-prizes

Please direct any questions to editors@theadroitjournal.org.

 

Teen Writing Competition

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I was investigating teen writing competitions and came across this really cool competition. It’s a poetry competition sponsored by The Critical Pass Review. The Critical Junior Poet’s Award is a competition for students between the ages of 13 and 18 and the great part is that if you win you’ll get your work published!

The Prizes

2017 Critical Junior Poet’s Award will receive the following:

  • A $100 prize
  • $20 iTunes card
  • A CD of master poets reading their works
  • Publication of at least one of your poems in a 2017 issue of The Critical Pass Review and a digital copy of that issue.

The deadline is March 15th. The submission period opened on November 1st but you still have time to enter. Give this one a shot! Good luck and happy writing.

For more information click on the link below.

http://www.criticalpassreview.com/submit/junior-poet-contest/