Scholastic Writing Awards and Contest Deadlines

We are pleased to announce that the Scholastic Awards for Art and Writing have begun to accept submissions for their 2012-13 contest. The writing categories this year are:

Dramatic Script
Flash Fiction
Personal Essay / Memoir
Persuasive Writing
Sci-fi / Fantasy
Short Story
Writing Portfolio (for Seniors only)
Novel Writing

The deadline for all contests listed above is December 14th, 2012.

This is only the fourth year of these writing competitions in Massachusetts. If you are interested in submitting a story, essay or poem to these competitions, first check out the rules at

And then bring your submissions in to Mr. Lally – Please note: An individual teacher may only submit 20 student pieces. If Mr. Lally, or any teacher, receives over 20, you will have to find a different teacher to act as your sponsor.

Also, a reminder that the COLLAB Short Story Competition is still accepting submissions, and will do so through October 22nd.

The MIAA Sportsmanship Essay competition and the Creative Communications Poetry Competition both close on October 18th.

The Bennington Writing Contest has a November 1st deadline.

Information on all of these contests is posted in the English hallway, next to the entrance to the Collab room. Good luck!

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