Category Archives: Teen Writing Contests and Fellowships

Information about teen writing contest and fellowships for teens.

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  • The work must be original and unpublished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.

 

Teen Writing Competition

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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/

Teen Scholarship

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Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

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I am a vegetarian so I really love this one.  Are you a proud vegetarian? This might seem like a uniquely niche award, but the scholarship is very real! The Vegetarian Resource Group judges applicants on their “compassion, courage, and commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.” If you’ve promoted vegetarianism in your school or community, you’ll likely be a strong applicant. The first place winner receives $10,000, and two runners-up each receive $5,000.

  • The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors.
  • The application submission deadline is February 20, 2017.

Click on http://www.vrg.org/student/scholarship_form.pdf for more information

  • Check out the application here, and submission procedures here.

Teen Writing Competition

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The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition deadline is approaching. This contest is open to students in grades 7 to 12. Stephen King, Robert Redford and Sylvia Plath are alumni from this program so it’s a pretty big deal.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Students in grades 7–12 in the U.S. and its territories, as well as American schools abroad, are invited to submit creative and original work in any of the Awards’ 29 art and writing categories, including architecture, painting, flash fiction, poetryprintmaking and video game design.
  • At each level of judging, all works are selected to move on to the next stage based on the same criteria that have represented the program since its founding in 1923: originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice.
  • Deadlines for submission vary by region for the New York area the deadline is December 15, 2016 other areas the deadlines are throughout the winter months, with National Medalists announced in March 2016.
  • More information is available at http://www.artandwriting.org/guidelines.

Teen Scholarship- Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

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I know it’s last notice but you actually have two weeks. Ever thought about what life would be with Rick and his gang in the Walking Dead? Now here’s your chance to write a story about it. It’s the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship. The details are listed below. Good luck and have fun!

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
“Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your healthy brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Prize $2000

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Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

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This is a great writing competition for all you Walking Dead fans. This scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

This is the prompt.

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
“Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive.”

Be creative and have fun with this one.

Deadline: October 31, 2016