Creative Writing Contest for Students Grades 9-12
The New York State English Council is proud to present our first annual creative writing contest for students in grades 9-12. We are looking for teachers to submit student writing in two categories: poetry and short fiction. Poems should be 20 lines or fewer, and short fiction should be no longer than 500 words. Students are invited to write about language as art, to coincide with NYSEC’s 68th Annual Conference theme: English Language Artists. A winner will be chosen in each category.
The winners and their teachers will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, October 18th, at the Marriott Hotel in Albany, New York.
School districts are asked to submit no more than six student writing entries.
A $100 prize will be awarded to the winner in each category: poetry and short fiction.