The Promising Young Writers program represents NCTE's commitment to early and continuing work in the development of writing. The school-based writing program was established in 1985 to stimulate and recognize student's writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students.
Students who are eighth-graders in the present academic school year are eligible to be nominated for the Promising Young Writers program. Students must be nominated by their teachers.
Average Daily Enrollment
Under 100 1 nominee
100–199 2 nominees
200–299 3 nominees
300–399 4 nominees
400–499 5 nominees
500 or more 6 nominees
Entries for the 2014 Promising Young Writers Program will be accepted November 30, 2013 to February 13, 2014.
Judging Guidelines for Papers (PDF file)
For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2012-2013.