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One of the largest annual contests for teen writers (and artists) in the U.S., the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition was founded in 1923 by the Alliance for Young Writers and Artists. Creative writers in grades 7 through 12, including home-school students, can earn recognition and scholarships for their writing in categories, such as poetry, short story, humor and more. More than 165, 000 literary and artistic works were submitted in 2010, and more than 50, 000 students will receive awards in the regional competitions, with some of these students moving up the national competition. Entries are judged by professionals on originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal vision or voice. The general fee is $5 per entry or $20 for a portfolio entry as of December 2010, unless a different amount is stipulated by regional guidelines. If the fee is a barrier to entry, waivers are granted upon application.

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