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Norman Mailer Student and Teacher Writing Awards

Norman Mailer Student and Teacher Writing Awards


Middle and High School Teacher Creative Non-Fiction
Writing Award Submission Site



The Norman Mailer Center and the National Council of Teachers of English are pleased to offer writing awards for both students and teachers.

FOR STUDENTS

The 2016 NCTE/Norman Mailer Student Writing Award competition is closed.

Award Submissions

Guidelines

The writing you upload must include a title, your name, and page numbers within your file. Use a plain, common, and easily readable font, such as Times New Roman, 11- or 12-point. Accepted file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx, and .txt (maximum file size: 8 megabytes).

You must follow the page number requirements for the category you enter.

Submissions not falling within the specified category guidelines will not be considered.

Late entries can not be accepted.
Only one entry per student.

Authors retain copyright of their work.
Judging

Submissions will be read by national panels of highly respected teachers and writers. They will be judged by how well they achieve several qualities, including the artful treatment of subject matter; originality; quality of insight, image, voice, and style; artful arrangement of elements and materials; and overall aesthetic, emotional or intellectual effect.

High School Creative Non-Fiction Writing Award Competition is open to students currently enrolled in a high school accredited by the US. Students may submit one or more pieces of writing as one file, maximum 10 single-spaced pages, endorsed by a teacher and released by a parent or guardian. One winner will receive a cash award of $2,500 at a special award ceremony.

Community College Creative Non-Fiction Writing Award Competition is open to full-time students enrolled in two-year colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges. Maximum 15 single-spaced pages. One winner will receive a cash award of $2,500 at a special award ceremony.


Four-year College Creative Non-Fiction Writing Award Competition is open to current full-time undergraduate students. Maximum 15 single-spaced pages. One winner will receive a cash award of $5,000 at a special award ceremony.

College Poetry Writing Award is open to full time students enrolled in four-year colleges, two-year colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges. Students may submit one or more poems, to a maximum of 5 pages. One winner will receive a cash award of $2,500 at a special award ceremony.

FOR TEACHERS

Middle and High School Teacher Creative Non-Fiction Writing Award Competition is open to full- and part-time middle and high school teachers. Teachers may submit one piece of writing with a maximum of 20 single-spaced pages. One winner will receive a cash award of $5,000 at a special award ceremony. Submissions accepted online only through July 15, 2016, Noon CST.

Previous Award Winners



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