Friday Five: Free Writing Contests for High School Students

Having a real audience with real prizes can be motivating for many students. Here are 5 places for students to submit writing.

1. Barnes and Noble Favorite Teacher Contest (March 1, 2017 deadline)
“Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them.”

2. Gannon University HS Poetry Contest (February 1, 2017 Deadline)
Students can submit 1 or 2 poems.

3.Sejong Writing Competition (February 28, 2017)
“Contestants are to read Chon Kwangyong’s short story “Kapitan Ri” and write an essay in response to the provided prompt.”

4. National Federation of State Poetry Society Student Contest (March 1, 2017  Deadline)
32 line limit. Any topic.

5.Signet Essay Contest on The Tempest (April 14, 2017)
For juniors and seniors. Respond to a prompt. Essays must be at least two and no more than three double-spaced pages.

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Friday Five: Free Writing Contests for High School Students

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