Prizes in Each Category
1st - $100 2nd - $50 3rd - $25
All Finalists will receive a Certificate of Honorable Mention.
All Winners will be considered for publication in Venture, Rider’s literary magazine.
2023 Contest Winners
Write a creative nonfiction essay on a topic of your choice of no more than five double-spaced, typed pages.
Write a short story of no more than five double-spaced, typed pages.
Write a poem of no more than 50 lines.
- Each teacher may nominate up to five pieces of student work.
- Each entry must be emailed by the teacher and include a teacher’s statement that the entry is the original work of the student.
- Type at the top of the entry:
Title of entry
Student's name, address and grade (9, 10, 11 or 12)
School name and address
- Save your entry as a Microsoft Word file, Google Doc, or pdf
- Have each student entrant complete this brief survey.
- Attach the entry to an email from the teacher to the appropriate address below no later than December 20, 2022:
Short Story: [email protected]
Poem: [email protected]
Essay: [email protected]