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Norman Mailer Student and Teacher Writing Awards

Norman Mailer Student and Teacher Writing Awards

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

Teacher submissions will be accepted until
5:00 pm CST, on July 16, 2015.

Click on the competition submission site
listed below to enter!

FOR STUDENTS

First place winners will receive a cash award and travel* and lodging to attend a special award ceremony in Fall 2015. Date and location to be determined.

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). Please 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

Late entries can not be considered. Submissions will be read by national panels of 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.

Travel Restrictions

*Funding for travel to the Fall 2015 Award Ceremony (date and location is to be determined) is limited to coach airfare within the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Outside of the US, a $500 USD payment toward travel will be allowed. Hotel/lodging at the awards event will be covered.

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 and travel and lodging to attend a special award ceremony in Fall 2015.*

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 and travel* and lodging to attend a special award ceremony in Fall 2015.*


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 and travel* and lodging to attend a special award ceremony in Fall 2015.*

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 10 pages. One winner will receive a cash award of $2,500 and travel* and lodging to attend a special award ceremony in Fall 2015.*

FOR TEACHERS

The first place winner will receive a cash award and travel* and lodging to attend a special award ceremony in Fall 2015. Date and location to be determined.

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 and travel and lodging to attend a special award ceremony in Fall 2015.*

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

 

Previous Award Winners

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