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Writing Contests: Any Recommendations for a High Schooler?

I love writing and want to add some awards under my belt before application season. Can anyone recommend some reputable writing contests for high school students that colleges might look favorably upon?

7 months ago

Absolutely, pursuing writing contests is a fantastic way to showcase your talents and passion for writing!

Some reputable ones to consider are The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which is highly regarded and offers a variety of categories for submission. The YoungArts' National Arts Competition is another prestigious event that includes writing and offers scholarships as well as mentorship opportunities. The New York Times also occasionally hosts essay contests for high school students, which can be both challenging and prestigious.

Also, look for local contests or those specific to your state, as these can be less competitive but still provide valuable recognition. Make sure to check the specific rules and eligibility requirements for each contest before entering. For a list of writing competitions for high school students, check out this CollegeVine article: https://blog.collegevine.com/writing-competitions-for-high-school-students

Focusing on writing competitions can help you demonstrate a deep commitment to your writing craft, which is something colleges do take note of. Remember, while winning these contests can be impactful, just participating and showing dedication to your writing also holds value. Good luck with your submissions!

7 months ago

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