41st Annual Young Writers Contest
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all students, grades 5-12, who live and/or attend school in the Chappaqua School District
AWARDS IN EACH CATEGORY:
Middle School: First Prize: $100 - Second Prize: $75 - Third Prize: $50 - Honorable Mention: $25
High School: First Prize: $100 - Second Prize: $75 - Third Prize: $50 - Honorable Mention: $25
DEADLINE: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm. NO EXTENSIONS.
The competition will be judged by a panel of professional writers and publishers.
Criteria include: creativity, style, originality, and correct spelling and grammar.
Each entry must not exceed 2,500 words.
You may submit a maximum of one piece in each of the 3 categories (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry).
For multiple submissions, submit a new application for each entry.
These entries may be any of your work, including school assignments, as long as:
- it was written when you were in 5th grade or older
- you haven’t submitted it to this contest before
- it has not won awards in any other contest
Winners will be notified via email in the spring (late April/early May), with names and work posted on the Chappaqua Library website.
SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE CHAPPAQUA LIBRARY