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Peninsula Young Writers Writing Contest

~5th Annual Contest 2015~


For all 9th - 12th graders


in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties

 

 

Categories

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

 

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Requirements

Manuscripts must be the original work of the applicant, unpublished

Manuscripts must be in English, no more than 2,500 words.

 

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Submissions

Submit a copy of the entry form and a copy of the submission formatted

in Microsoft Word to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Entrants are limited to one manuscript.

All submissions are judged by an independent panel.

 

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Prizes

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

$100 cash

Fiction prize sponsored by Amy Rodriguez of


Excellence for College, private academic coaching

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

$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.

 

More information: Contact Beth Harrison, Executive Director of Peninsula Young Writers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Download an entry form here

Download a contest flyer here