Rider University 38th Annual HS Writing Contest

Rider University HS Writing Contest

HS Writing Contest

Deadline: December 15, 2017
Eligibility:  Grades 9-12
Entry Fee: None
Award: $100 and possible publication in Venture Magazine
How to Enter: Guidelines
Judge: Dr. Roberta Clipper
Previous Winners: 37th Annual Contest Winners
Website: rider.edu


  • ESSAY: Personal essay, labeled ESSAY, any topic. Max 5 double-spaced pages.
  • FICTION: Short story, labeled FICTION. Max 5 double-spaced pages.
  • POETRY: One poem. Max 50 lines.


  1. Type on the entry:
    Your Name and address
    Teacher’s Name
    School Name and address
  2. Include a letter from a teacher stating that the work is original and by you.
  3. Entries must be typed.  Stories and essays must be double-spaced. Please give your story, essay and or poem a title.
  4. Only one entry per category will be considered.  Choose your best writing and send only one.
  5. Mail your entry postmarked no later than December 15, 2017 to:
    Dr. Roberta Clipper
    English Department
    Rider University
    2083 Lawrenceville Road
    Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

Entries cannot be returned.  Winners will be announced by May 2018. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to receive a list of winners. GOOD LUCK!

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