This one is for seniors only.
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.
The Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition has just opened submissions. Below are the guidelines for the Critical Essay Competition.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- 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
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
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!
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
THE 2017 ADROIT PRIZES FOR POETRY AND PROSE
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.