Contests

Halloween Contest:  Throughout this month and October, The Write Place will be hosting a scary story contest! Students can write a frightening or funny or any kind of scary story they want (as long as it’s less than 1 full page). Then they must submit it to the Write Place via the website by October 28th in order to be considered. The top two stories will win an exciting prize!!

 


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Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Contest:  This annual writing contest for teens in grades eight, nine and ten is currently open now through March 25, 2016.  To enter, read the book Anthem, then choose from one of three essay topics provided on the contest page.  This writing contest is open to 8th-10th grade students worldwide.  Prizes are as follows: FIRST PRIZE: $2,000, 5 SECOND PRIZES: $500, 10 THIRD PRIZES: $200, 45 FINALISTS: $50, 175 SEMIFINALISTS: $30.

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Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest: This annual writing contest is open to teens in grades 10 and 11 worldwide.  Read the novel, then pick from one of three essay topics.  To enter, submit your essay entry no later than April 29, 2016.  Prizes are as follows:  FIRST PRIZE: $10,000, 5 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000, 10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000, 45 FINALISTS: $100, 175 SEMIFINALISTS: $50

 

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Teen Ink Magazine:  If you are ages 13-19 and you’d like to be published in this online magazine, you can submit an original work of poetry, fiction or non-fiction.  There is no entry deadline; submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. No residence eligibility requirements are stated.  Teen Ink also has a printed edition; if your work is accepted for the printed edition, you will receive a free copy of that month’s magazine.

 

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YC Teen Magazine:  This online teen magazine holds ongoing writing contests for teens.  First place winners receive $150, second place wins $75 and third place winners receive $50.  Winners will also be published in the magazine, in print and online. To enter, you must be a resident of the USA; submit an original, non-fiction essay about you that is 800 words or less.

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Scholarship Experts:  Below is a sampling of essay contests/scholarships from Scholarship Experts, a really cool website where you can apply for scholarships as early as middle school.  The requirements are you must be ages 13 and up, a legal resident of the USA/DC and you are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education (college).  To enter, submitting an online response that is 250 words or less.  This applies to all of the scholarship essay contests below:

 

 

 

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