Tennessee Mountain Writers Student Contest
Eligible writers: Tennessee High School Students
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2022
There are two contest categories: Prose and Poetry. You may submit only one piece of original work into a contest category; however, you are able to enter both the prose and poetry categories with separate submissions. Your entry must be your own original, unpublished work; it cannot have appeared previously in print, online, or in social media. Entries will be judged blindly (the judge will not know who the writer is or have any identifying information). Email all entries (as a .doc or .docx attachment) to email@example.com. Entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm on December 1, 2022. There is no entry fee.
Winners will be awarded at the annual TMW conference banquet at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge, TN, on April 1, 2023.
Category Rules and Prizes
** Each piece must be titled. Do not put your name or any other identifying information on the piece itself.**
Prizes: will be awarded in each category. Banquet tickets will be provided for each winner and a guest.
First Place: $50 and a plaque
Second Place: $30 and a certificate
Third Place: $20 and a certificate
Formatting Your Submission
- Title of the piece
- Your full name
- Name of your High School
- Grade level (9-12)
- Name of your language arts teacher
- Contest category (prose or poetry)
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- Your mailing address with zip code
Remember, do not put your name on any of the pages of the entry itself, only the cover sheet.