Bennington College has a unique literary legacy, including nine Pulitzer Prize winners, three U. In celebration of this legacy, Bennington launched the Young Writers Awards to promote excellence in writing at the high school level. Our goal with this competition is to recognize outstanding writing achievement by high school students. Each year, students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades are invited to enter in one of the following categories with the following submission:.
Young Adult Writing Contest
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Science fiction is a uniquely inspiring medium that has enabled many of our great thinkers and scientists to imagine the heights and limits of human achievement, leading to important moral and ethical debate, long range planning for humanity, and scientific innovation. Writers are encouraged to explore scientific, social, technological, environmental, and philosophical themes in their writing and always, at the core, to master the art of great storytelling. Four to five finalists are chosen and their stories are read by celebrity guests on stage at LitFest Pasadena in May. First, second, and third place prizes, as well as special prizes and certificates, are awarded to both finalists and the honorable mentions at the reading. This special Roswell Award prize recognizes a science fiction story that embraces feminist themes and has a strong female protagonist. Top entries will exemplify excellence in feminist storytelling, while capturing the complexities of their characters.
The Ultimate Guide to Student Writing Contests
Jump to navigation Skip to content. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere. David Kirby will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to five
The contest, which aims to encourage youth to engage with the craft of writing, is open to all high school students in the Bay Area. There are myriad ways for humans to communicate with each other. Words can be written digitally or printed on paper. They can be spoken verbally, or signed silently.