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.
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
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.
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, poetry, printmaking 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.
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