High School Writing Contest

High school students who love to write are encouraged to submit their pieces to the Writers 4 A Purpose Middle School Writing Contest! 

- Ages:   Grades 9 - 12

- Acceptable categories:   short story, poetry, or personal essay

- Minimum Requirements:

         short story or personal essay: 1,000 words

         poetry: 50 lines (this can be distributed through multiple poems)

- Maximum Length:    NONE! 

- Topic:   Pieces may be written on ANY topic.

               (However, they cannot include excessive violence, profanity, or positive references                    to sex, drugs, or alcohol.)  

 

Submission Guidelines

*ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019! 

- Writers may only submit in one category. 

- Pieces must be saved as a PDF (size 12, Times New Roman, double-spaced) 

- Writers must submit a parent permission form. This can be attained by clicking the link below. The completed permission form should be included as an attachment. 

                                    High School Writing Contest Permission Form

- Pieces and submission forms should be submitted via email to           

                                 writers4apurpose@gmail.com

Scoring Criteria

- Pieces will be evaluated through the following criteria:​

               CREATIVITY/ORIGINALITY

               STYLE

               READER ENGAGEMENT

               CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

CASH PRIZES!

     - 1ST PLACE:   $100 

     - 2ND PLACE:   $50 

     - 3RD PLACE:   $25 

 

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR BEFORE

MAY 12, 2019!

 

Note:

- Writers will maintain all rights and ownership of their pieces.

- Winning entries will be featured on www.writers4apurpose.org  

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