|Peninsula Young Writers Writing Contest|
~5th Annual Contest 2015~
For all 9th - 12th graders
in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties
Fiction--an original fictional story up to 2,500 words
Poetry--up to three original poems or song lyrics in total length up to 100 lines
Non-fiction narrative--an original autobiographical narrative up to 2,500 words
Manuscripts must be the original work of the applicant, unpublished
Manuscripts must be in English, no more than 2,500 words.
Submit a copy of the entry form and a copy of the submission formatted
Entrants are limited to one manuscript.
All submissions are judged by an independent panel.
GRAND PRIZE sponsored by David Amann of
$500 cash and a scholarship to a one-week summer workshop at PYW
THREE FIRST PLACE PRIZES, one each in Fiction, Poetry and Non-Fiction
Fiction prize sponsored by Amy Rodriguez of
$25 gift certificate
Deadline: All entries must be received by Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5 pm.
Winners will be announced by late March and will be notified by phone or email.
An awards ceremony will be held on March 31.
Download an entry form here
Download a contest flyer here