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Young Writer’s Competition
Are you a 15-18 year old writer?
The Writing discipline includes creative nonfiction, novel, play or script, poetry, short story and spoken word. Writing winners receive entry to a National YoungArts Foundation workshop where they can push the boundaries of their abilities with master teachers in their established field during a week-long program.
- Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish
- Take master classes with accomplished writers such as Edward Albee, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Chinaka Hodges, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Sam Lipsyte, Campbell McGrath, Joan Morgan, Salmon Rushdie and Rebecca Walker
- Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
- Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers
- Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities
AM I ELIGIBLE?
To apply artists must be:
- US citizens or have permanent resident status
- 15-18 years of age or in grades 10-12 on December 1, 2016
SUBMIT by October 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
Creative Nonfiction and Short Story applicants must submit 2 pieces of writing. Novel applicants must submit a synopsis and an excerpt. Play or Script applicants must submit a dramatic script or a synopsis and an excerpt. Poetry applicants must submit at least 1 poem. Spoken Word applicants must submit 2-3 poems and video performances for each. All the requirements are listed in downloadable PDFs found at the bottom of the contest details page at the link provided below.
Find out more and how to apply at the National YoungArts Foundation
Source: Writing | YoungArts