CONTESTS AND WORKSHOPS

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Signet Classics is hosting its 24th Annual Student Scholarship Essay Contest in which five high school juniors or seniors can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education.  This year's novel is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  For essay topics and more information, please visit www.penguinrandomhouse.com/signet-essay-contest.  Deadline for submission is April 22, 2020.

Penguin Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

  • The 4th Annual Penguin Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest gives five high school freshmen or sophomores the opportunity to win $1,000 to be used toward their higher education.  The novel this year is Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko.  For topic questions and more information, please visit www.penguinrandomhouse.com/pcessay.  Deadline for submission is April 24, 2020.

The Carol Farber Honors Program at NCC Monologue Competition

  • The Carol Farber Honors Program at Nassau Community College is sponsoring its 22nd annual Monologue Competition for middle and high school students on March 7, 2020.  The theme for this year's competition is "Thinking Outside the Box."  A letter of intent, sent by your English teacher, is due by February 1, 2020, and is available in the English office.

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

  • The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is an eight-day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write.  Workshop dates are June 21-28, 2020.  The online application portal opens on January 6, 2020 and the deadline for submission is March 1, 2020.  For more information, visit www.reynolds.denison.edu.

Irish Cultural Society Writing Contest

  • The Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City Area is hosting the 2020 Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest which is open to student in grades 9 through 12.  This year's theme is a rewriting of contemporary rules, incorporating Early Modern English phraseology.  There are cash prizes for the winners and all entrants receive a certificate of merit.  For more information, please visit www.irish-society.org.  Deadline for submission is March 17, 2020.

Fir Acres Writing Workshop

  • At Fir Acres Writing Workshop, sixty high school students from across the country come together for two weeks to write and join a community of writers on the beautiful, wooded campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.  In daily workshops, participants study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of dynamic, thoughtful, published faculty. At night, participants gather to socialize, meet and hear from distinguished visiting writers, and work on their own poetry, fiction, and creative prose.  The workshop lasts two weeks from June 21st through July 4, 2020.  For more information, visit www.lclark.edu.  Deadline for submission is March 9, 2020.