This list of writing contests for middle school students is a work in progress. More are added as I discover them.
Here are links to the posts about the writing contests my students participate in regularly. Please leave a comment if you have a question about any of the contests. I will be happy to help you in any way that I can!
- VFW Patriot’s Pen Youth Writing Contest
- DAR American History Essay Contest
- Creative Communication Poetry Anthologies and Contests
- New York Times Editorial Contest
- Outdoor Writers Association of America Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards
- Ozark Writers League Youth Writing Awards
- Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
- “Cursive is Cool” Cursive Writing Contest
- NCTE Promising Young Writers Program
- Holocaust Museum and Learning Center Student Writing Contest
- John Stossel in the Classroom Argument Writing Contest
- Fleet Reserve Association’s Americanism Essay Contest