The Arts (Language Arts) Scholarships

Writers of the Future Contest

Summary: For new and amateur writers of short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy.
Eligibility: Open to students who have not professionally published a novel or short story. To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length.
Deadline: Every three months
Amount: $500, $750, $1,000, or $5,000
How to Apply: Send manuscript of up to 17,000 words to the address below.
Address:

L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest
P.O. Box 1630
Los Angeles, CA 90078

URL: http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules


The Random House Creative Writing Competition For New York City Public High School Seniors

Summary: For New York City public high school students.
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior attending a New York City public high school. Original literary composition must be submitted in the genre of poetry/spoken word, fiction/drama, personal essay/memoir, or graphic novel. All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than ten pages with a minimum font size of 12 point. All pages must also be numbered. A four-page minimum is recommended in the fiction/drama category. There is no minimum for the other categories.
Deadline: February 3, 2017
Amount: $500-$10,000
How to Apply: See website for more information.
Address:

Random House, Inc. Creative Writing Competition
c/o Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
P.O. Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 1-888-369-3434
URL: http://foundation.penguinrandomhouse.com/learn-more/creativewriting/


Ayn Rand Essay Contest

Summary: For 8th, 9th, and 10th graders write an essay on a number of topics related to Ayn Rand's works
Eligibility: Must be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade.
Deadline: March 29, 2017
Amount: $30-$2,000
How to Apply: See Web site for more information.
Address:

We the Living Essay Contest
The Ayn Rand Institute
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044

URL: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#overview


Anthem Essay Contest

Summary: An essay written on a topic related to Ayn Rand's Anthem
Eligibility: Must be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade. International students and noncitizens may apply.
Deadline: March 29, 2017
Amount: $30-$2,000
How to Apply: Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced and sent to the address below.
Address:

Anthem Essay Contest
The Ayn Rand Institute
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044

URL: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/Anthem.aspx?theme=blue


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Summary: Four young artists and writers in grades 7-12 to submit recently created visual art and writing for competition.
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in grades 7-12 in the United States. Noncitizens may apply. Artwork and writing must be created in the past spring semester or this summer to qualify.
Deadline: See website for details.
Amount: Full tuition
How to Apply: See website for more information.
Address:

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
555 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

URL: www.artandwriting.org


Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award

Summary: To encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit.
Eligibility: Must submit up to three original, unpublished poems in English. Noncitizens may apply.
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Amount: $200-$1,000
How to Apply: See website for more information.
Address:

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards, PMB 121
1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2794

Phone: 805-965-3443
URL: http://www.peacecontests.org/#poetry


AFSA National High School Essay Contest

Summary: For high school students to write an essay on a specified topic related to the American Foreign Service.
Eligibility: Must be a high school student in grades 9-12 attending a public, private, parochial school, home school, or participating in a high school correspondence program in the United States.
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Amount: $1,250-$2,500
How to Apply: See website for more information.
Address:

Ms. Perri Green, Essay Contest Coordinator
American Foreign Service Association
2101 E Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

Phone: 202-338-4045
URL: www.afsa.org/essaycontest

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