The Anne Frank Center USA National Essay Contest
The Center believes, as Anne did, that children matter and can make a positive difference. We are consequently happy to sponsor an essay contest designed to inspire young people to think about the effects of intolerance, racism, and discrimination.
Center for Environmental Literacy
Nature has been the greatest source of inspiration for artists and poets since humans began drawing on the walls of caves and singing sagas.
The Writing Conference
Award winning pieces will be published in The Writers' Slate whose audience is comprised of students and teachers at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels.
Geek Partnership Society
Celebrating imagination, inspiring creativity, and building our community through service and education.
Carl Sandburg Student Poetry Contest
Encourages young students to write poetry based on a theme which changes each year. Poems are judged within grade categories, 3-5th, 6-8th and 9-12th. Winning poets are then invited to share their work at a celebration in their honor.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Awards to local communities.
The Write Life
27 reputable, well-reviewed, free writing contests for poets, fiction writers, essayists and more.
New Voices Young Writers
The New Voices Young Writer's Competition™ can become a launching pad into the world of publishing for many young writers, allowing them their first taste of professional feedback and pushing them to achieve their dream of seeing their words in print.
It feels great to reach a personal goal, and it's also nice when someone else recognizes your accomplishment. Motivation is key to achievement of any kind. Here are some contests and activities that could be motivating, fun and potentially lucrative!
The America Library of Poetry
The America Library of Poetry is dedicated to the expression of creativity through writing. From poetry to short stories, students across the country now have an outlet and a forum in which they may share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Kids Are Authors
Enter the Kids Are Authors annual competition - now in its final year - to encourage students to use their reading, writing, and artistic skills.
NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.
Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more. See your work online, in their magazine or in a book.
Students can get published and win prizes. Teachers earn school supplies.
The National Amateur Poetry Competition encourages new and previously unpublished poets to participate.
Write It: Short Fiction
A list of writing contests and publishing opportunities for young writers.