A Kansas nonprofit established in 1980, the Writing Conference Inc. hosts an annual national writing contest for middle and high school students.
WHO: Students in grades 6 -12
WHAT TO SUBMIT: Each student may submit ONE entry: a poem, exposition (personal essay) or narration (short story or play).
2017 THEME: CHANGE: Change is found in almost every place – school, church, government, etc… Or is it? Some say change isn’t occurring at all or at least not fast enough. When change does occur, it may be planned or spontaneous. Create a poem, narrative, or essay in which you incorporate your ideas and feelings concerning change.
ENTRY FORM: Required form found here.
PRIZE: Award winning pieces will be published in The Writers’ Slate whose audience is comprised of students and teachers at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Submissions should be appropriate for this audience.
SUBMISSION: Student’s name must NOT appear on the manuscript, only on the entry form. Mail manuscripts and entry forms to:
The Writing Conference, Inc.
PO Box 664
DEADLINE: Sunday, January 8, 2017