The Looking Glass

Writing Contests for Teens

Back to Article
Back to Article

Writing Contests for Teens

Kiran Kottapalli '18, Contributing Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






People often talk about art, music, singing, and dancing as forms of expression. One form of expression that is undervalued, however, is writing. Allowing your thoughts to become written words that fill a page: How much more expressive can you get?

 

Speaking of writing, here are a few writing contests for you to explore:

 

  • Society of Professional Journalists
    • Topic: “Why is it important for a democratic society to have women involved in professional media and legal roles? What can be done to reverse the dearth of females in these professions?:”
    • Deadline: February 23, 2017
    • Awards:
      • 1st Place: $1,000 scholarship
      • 2nd Place: $500 scholarship
      • 3rd Place: $300 scholarship
    • For more information: http://www.spj.org/a-hs.asp

 

  • National High School Essay Contest
    • Topic: “Imagine you are a member of the U.S. Foreign Service —– a diplomat working to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad —– and are now assigned to a post in one of these four countries: Turkey, Kenya, Afghanistan, or Iraq. Your task is to provide recommendations to address the refugee/IDP crisis, which you see facing the country in which you are now posted. Using the resources available to you as a member of the Foreign Service, write a memo to the Ambassador outlining how the United States might help address the current unprecedented levels of displacement. You may choose to address issues related to the causes of internally displaced persons or refugees, or to focus on the humanitarian crisis in host countries.”
    • Deadline: March 15, 2017
    • Awards:
      • 1st Place: $2,500, a trip to Washington D.C. to meet the Secretary of State, and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea education voyage
      • 2nd Place: $1,250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference
    • For more information: http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest

 

 

  • If you are not particularly interested in writing or are looking for other types of academic contests/scholarships, then look no further! This website provides tons of opportunities:

 

If any of these topics or awards pique your interest, I strongly suggest you give it a shot.

 

Note: some deadlines are right around the corner, so don’t wait too long. Happy writing!

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    College Decisions Weighted by College Costs

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Interpreting Your PSAT’s with Mrs. Foley

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Performing Arts: New Middle School Electives

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Frederick Douglass Bicentennial NHD Award leads Montrosian to Forum with Leading Scholars and July 3rd Reenactment

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Save that Book! — Class of ’23 Shares their Favorite Literature

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Montrose Graduation 2018: Filled with Touching Tributes & Rousing Speeches (Reprinted)

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Middle School Field Trips: Museum of Fine Arts & Isabella Stewart Gardner

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Montrosians Excel at Laureate and Achievement Award Ceremonies

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Dear Alice Gives Advice to Reduce Final Exam Worries

  • Writing Contests for Teens

    Academics

    Review: Montrose’s Advising Program 2018

Navigate Right
The Student Newspaper for Montrose School.
Writing Contests for Teens