Student Writing Contests

This list of writing contests for middle grade and high school students is a work in progress. More contests 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!

  1. VFW Patriot’s Pen Youth Writing Contest
  2. DAR American History Essay Contest
  3. Creative Communication Poetry Anthologies and Contests
  4. New York Times Editorial Contest
  5. Outdoor Writers Association of America Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards
  6. Ozark Writers League Youth Writing Awards
  7. Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
  8. “Cursive is Cool” Cursive Writing Contest
  9. NCTE Promising Young Writers Program
  10. Holocaust Museum and Learning Center Student Writing Contest
  11. John Stossel in the Classroom Argument Writing Contest 
  12. Fleet Reserve Association’s Americanism Essay Contest

13. Carl Sandburg Student Poetry Contest

14. Chisholm Trail Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest