S.C. Honors College announces high school writing contest
Cash prizes, publishing opportunity offered
Submission deadline: Friday, September 25, 2020
The South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina invites your students to enter the South Carolina High School Writing Contest for cash prizes and a publishing opportunity.
PARTICIPANTS: The contest is open to South Carolina high school juniors and seniors in public, private, and home schools.
TOPIC: The topic is “How should we improve the state of South Carolina?” We welcome submissions in all creative genres, including fiction, drama, and poetry. We also welcome straightforward essays and other kinds of writings – diary entries and letters, for example. Submissions must be within 750 words.
HOW IT WORKS: After a student submits their work, 15-20 finalists will be chosen. Those finalists will have their work reviewed by the 2020 writing contest judge, Jonathan Haupt. Jonathan serves as executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and is the former director of the University of South Carolina Press.
DEADLINE: Students must be residents of South Carolina. The deadline is September 25, 2020.
Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. The entries of finalists and winners will be showcased by the South Carolina Honors College on its website.