Creative Writing Contests for Teens


Youth Travel Fund - Creative Writing Contest for Teens 13-19

  • 1st Prize: $100
  • 2nd Prize: $75
  • 3rd Prize: $50

Category 1 - If you have traveled, tell us about your best travel experience and what you learned from it or how it impacted you.
Category 2 - If you have not traveled, tell us why you want to travel.

Instructions and Requirements

  • Entrants must be age 13-19.
  • Entries must be submitted by August 3rd, 2013
  • Choose one of the categories (depending on your life experience) and write an essay, poem, song, or other written passage addressing the topic in 300 words or less.
  • Winners must be willing to present or have their essay presented at the USA Run for Youth Travel Reception at Taconic Hills School in Craryville, NY, Saturday, August 17th.
    If a winner does not live in the area, he/she may present via SKYPE, pre-recorded video, or allow someone at the reception to present for him/her.

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Creative Writing Contests for Teens?

Hi! So I was wondering if anyone knows of ANY creative writing contests based for, but not limited to teens. I'm 14 and a freshman and a money prize would be nice but it's necessary.

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What are some free creative writing contests open to teens during 2013?

I've been writing for awhile now and would like to know if I'm any good. The problem is I can't find any for 2013 and any for 2012 are closed.

Teen Ink has a number of writing contests in several cool categories. There is a winner picked every month in poetry, non fiction, fiction and more categories. There is no deadlines since there's a new contest each month. This is great way to get some feedback. Here's a few more contests coming up soon: this one is yearly, check the topic and rules to submit. The Earth Vision nature writing contest excepts short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetic prose, or poetry. First Prize $500* Two Second Prizes of $100 each* These should keep your fingers tapping on the keyboard for a littl…