Category Archives: Teen Writing Contests and Fellowships

Information about teen writing contest and fellowships for teens.

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

Teen Writing Competition

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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

Teen Writing Competition

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Williams-Mystic/Joseph Conrad Ocean Essay Contest

Contest is open to undergraduate students of any major in good academic standing and graduating high school seniors. Applicant must submit either fiction or nonfiction about any topic and in any genre as long as the ocean or a major body of water is the primary setting or aspect of concern.
Amount: Up to $400
Deadline: October 28, 2016
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Teen Writing Competition

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William-Mystic/Joseph Conrad Ocean Essay Contest

This is for all you beach lovers. This essay contest is for high school seniors in good academic standing. I am not sure what that really means but it was included in the contest guidelines. All you have to do for this competition is  either fiction or nonfiction about any topic and in any genre as long as the ocean or a major body of water is the primary setting or aspect of concern.

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Good luck and have fun!
Prize: Up to $400
Deadline: October 28, 2016

Teen Scholarship

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College Jumpstart Scholarship

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Here’s a great scholarship for essay writing competition. $1000 prize try it.

Personal Statement

Please answer ONE of the following questions in 250 words or less.

(1) What are your educational goals?
(2) How will winning this scholarship help you attain your goals?
(3) Write about a time when “hard work” paid off.
(4) Describe your experience with community service and volunteering and how that has affected you and your outlook.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 17, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students in 10th through 12th grades, college students, and non-traditional students. Applicant must submit a short essay.

Writing Competition for Screenwriters

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L.A. Comedy Festival and Screenplay Competition

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The LA Comedy festival is looking for screenwriters. For this competition they are accepting shorts, features, TV Pilots, Web Series, Film Sketch Comedy and Animation.

There are awards for best feature length screenplay, short and TV Pilots. Since it’s in LA it’s a great way to get exposure. Check out the website for more information.

https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festview=&festival_id=7756 

http://www.lacomedyfest.com/   

Deadline September 9; September 23

Fee: $30-$75.

 

Writing Competitions

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The Dogwood’s Literary Prize is coming up.This competition is for writers who write short stories, essays, and poems. You can submit no more than three poems that are no longer than 10 pages and up to 22 pages of prose.It has a nice prize and it here are the some of the submission requirements.

This is prize not limited to teens.

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Go to https://dogwoodliterary.com/ for more information and good luck!

September 5th deadline

Fee: $10

Prize: $1000

 

Teen Scholarship – Young Arts Mentorship Program

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I know this is early notice but this opportunity is so amazing I thought I’d give you a head start. The Young Arts fellowship program submissions will be opening sometime in April. Submissions close in October.

The Young Arts program is a mentorship program that pairs students in all areas of the arts: visual arts, performing arts, writing, cinematic arts ( music, theater, and music) with a mentor in their discipline. This is no  ordinary program. Once you win you are a Young Arts fellow for life!

A friend of mine won this in photography and so far he won $1000 plus a trip to Miami where he’ll be taking master classes with Bruce Webber. Some of the past fellows won Oscars and Grammys. Believe me this is a big deal.

I will update you later but I think it’s a good idea to start working on your portfolios now.

Check out the video and check back on the site for submissions details. Good luck!

http://www.YoungArts.org