Department of English
Phone: (509) 527-2862

Young Writers' Contest

Every year we ask English and writing teachers to encourage their students to submit short stories and poems for our annual Young Writers' Contest. Poems and short stories are separated in to Freshman/Sophomore and Junior/Senior divisions. In each division there are 1st through 3rd place prizes for poems and stories. One entry is selected as the Grand Prize winner. The grand prize may be awarded for a poem or story and may be selected from either the Freshman/Sophomore or Junior/Senior division.

The submission deadline for the 2014 Young Writers' Contest is January 31, 2014. To be eligible for prizes students must be in 9th - 12th grade and attending NPUC academies and junior academies.

Contest Rules and Entry Form

Submissions should be sent to:

Young Writer's Contest
Department of English
204 S College Avenue
College Place, WA 99324


Winners of the 2013 Young Writers' Contest are:



Notices of our 2014, Young Writers’ Contest have been distributed to principals and English teachers in NPUC academies and junior academies. We hope that this contest will inspire young writers.

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Last update on September 13, 2013