2023 Govie Writing Awards open to young S.C. writers

Invitation to submit

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, November 17, 2023

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The 2023 Govie Writing Awards, presented by the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Art and Humanities Creative Writing Department, is now accepting submissions of short fiction and poetry by South Carolina students in grades 6-12.

Students can submit their original works to www.scgsah.org/writingawards by November 17 to compete for statewide recognition and bookstore gift cards. A helpful FAQ page is provided as well.

The Govie Writing Awards will present the George Singleton Prize in Fiction and the Jan Bailey Prize in Poetry to winners in the middle school and high school divisions. These awards were named for the creative writing department’s two founding faculty members, who will also serve as judges for the competition. Specific guidelines for each submission type can be found on the Govie Writing Awards webpage.

About S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities

Located in Greenville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities cultivates young artists from across the state through pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. In the public, residential high school, students refine their talents in an arts-centered community while receiving a nationally recognized academic education. Summer programs are available to rising 7th-12th grade students. The Governor’s School also serves as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations and schools. SCGSAH.org