Creative Writing Contest for Students Grades 9-12
The New York State English Council is proud to present our second 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 the power and passion of language, to coincide with NYSEC’s 69th Annual conference theme, Reigniting the Spark: Empowering our Students, our Colleagues, Ourselves Through Reflection, Hope, and Compassion. A winner will be chosen in each category.
The winners and their teachers will be honored at a luncheon on Friday, October 18th, 2019 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.
Due Date: June 1, 2019