Our annual youth writing contest is for students in grades 3 through 12. The categories are: short story, memoir, and poetry. Deadline for entries is May 5, 2017. As our organization officially meets six times a year, the awards ceremony will be held at our July 15, 2017, meeting. Students who place in the contest will receive an invitation via email/snail mail.
Click here to download the contest entry form and rules. (link: Registration Form 2017)
Enjoy the wonderful experience of writing!
“You fail only if you stop writing.”
-Ray Bradbury, American fantasy and horror author (1922-2012)
- an invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect and often concentrating on the creation of mood rather than plot
- a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words
- a short work of fiction usually dealing with a few characters and a single event
- the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts
- metrical writing
- writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm
- writing usually with a rhythm that repeats
- a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation
- an account of one’s personal life and experiences; autobiography
- a written account in which someone describes past experiences that are usually based on personal knowledge of the subject
- a story of a personal experience
These definitions are NOT requirements of the contest. They were placed on this page for the pure fun of learning.
Janet Taylor, Youth Writing Contest Organizer