Again in 2016-2017 the Writing Conference, Inc., sponsors writing contests
for elementary, junior high/middle and high school
Students may create a poem, a narrative, or an essay.
Only one piece of writing from a student may be submitted.
Each of the first place winners will receive a plaque;
second and third place winners will receive a certificate commemorating the award. In
addition, these winners may choose to have their writing published
in The Writers' Slate.
MUST BE RELEVANT TO THE TOPIC FOR THIS YEAR'S CONTEST. THE TOPIC
CHANGES FROM YEAR TO YEAR. CHECK OUT THE TOPIC BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR WRITING.
Award winning writers are reminded that their pieces will
be published in The Writers' Slate whose audience is comprised
of students and teachers at the elementary, middle, and
English teachers are reminded NOT to submit classroom
sets of writing. Judges volunteer their time and should
not be expected to read entire classroom sets when a few
of the best entries would have been appropriate.
The writing that is submitted must be original and can
not have been published previously.
The deadline for all entries is January 8, 2017 Winners
will be notified in February 2017.
The topic for the
2016 - 2017 contest, the
narration, exposition, and poetry scoring guides and the form
for attachment to the pieces of writing are available on line. The
writing and the name form should have been returned no
later than January 8, 2017. Students should not put their
name on the writing itself. Their names should be on the
attached form only. Also, all parts of the form must be
filled in; any part missing will mean the writing is not
accepted. Students must type the information on the
submissions form. If not typed, the entry will be discarded.
** You may secure additional
information about other Writing Contests by emailing StudentQ at the following
*** An additional writing
contest may be found at: The
Earth Vision Nature Writing Contest