Writers’ Contest K-12 Submission


Please make sure your entry is following all the rules below before submitting.

**Entries that are submitted incorrectly will be disqualified. **

  1. You must be a resident of the Kenai Peninsula.
  2. Employees of Homer Council on the Arts are ineligible.
  3. All entries must be original work and previously unpublished in newspaper, magazine, book, or online publications.
  4. Contestants may submit unlimited entries, but a single entry must not exceed 1000 words in K-12 divisions (no minimum length). Submissions exceeding this word count will be disqualified.
  5. Each entry must be a separate PDF.
  6. Each entry must contain the title at the top of the first page.
  7. Entries should be double-spaced (except for poetry); recommended font is Times New Roman and size 12 pt.
  8. The entry must not contain the writer’s name anywhere within the document or file name. If it does the entry will be disqualified.
  9.  Save your submission as a PDF with the following file name format:  Title_category.pdf (example: DistantMemory_poetry.pdf)
  10. All entries must be submitted electronically.
  11. Submission of any entry indicates acceptance of all the contest rules. You will not be reimbursed if your entry is disqualified for failure to follow the rules.

Each entry is $3.00 with unlimited submission. 

Grade Level

Grades K-2, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9, Grades 10-12


Poetry, Non Fiction, Fiction

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