5th Annual High School Writing Contest
We are looking for stories, essays and poems.
2) Are there any restrictions regarding content, language, subject matter etc.?
Ha! Restrictions. Absolutely not! We’re not school. Next question.
3) Is there a minimum requirement for the submission length?
The minimum is at least one complete sentence. The maximum is 1,500 words. Unless, of course, it’s so good that we don’t even notice.
4) Can work be submitted anonymously?
In short, no. This is a real book, so we need to have permission to publish your work. Hard to do if we don’t know who you are. Mostly it’s because we want to celebrate your awesome.
5) Can a teacher submit work on behalf of a student?
Yes, however, if a teacher is submitting for multiple students please contact Michelle Riddle at email@example.com.
6) How many entries can be submitted per student?
Due to the high volume of submissions we limit submissions to one. So, send us your best.
7) Can I only submit my work online?
It’s definitely the best way. If you’d rather snail mail it, send it to: P.O. Box 533709, Orlando FL 32853. Or, if you prefer hand to hand exchanges, you can bring it down to our offices at 363 N. Parramore Ave. Orlando FL 32801. Ask for Ms. Tilly, she’ll take care of you.
8) When is the final submission date?
Absolute, drop dead, deadline is January 31st, 2017 at 11:59:59pm. Any time before then is cool too.
9) When will I know if my work has been selected?
Selections will be posted at page15.org on Friday February 10th 2017.
10) How many pieces are selected?
Fifteen. You know, like, Page 15.
11) How are selections made?
The wonderful and dedicated staff at Page 15 will evaluate submissions. We are looking for creative, inspiring, funny work that showcases the student voices of Orlando. So, represent your love.
12) What happens if I am selected?
You will sign up to attend at least one workshop to edit and revise your work. There will be a total of 4 workshops. You are encouraged to attend more than one workshop. However, it is only mandatory that you attend one. Oh, and it’s usually a lot of fun.
13) Who can we contact if we have any questions?
Feel free to contact Michelle Riddle our Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s a real smarty pants.
14) What if we miss the submission deadline?
Unfortunately, deadlines are deadlines. If you miss the deadline don’t be discouraged, keep writing and remember this is an annual program so there is always next year, which will also have a deadline, so put it in your calendar. It’s the app on your phone that has the date.
“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
We are thrilled to announce the winners of Page 15’s 5th annual creative writing contest. We received nearly 200 submissions this year and the competition was tough! Congratulations to all who participated in this incredible project.
2017 Creative Writing Contest Winners:
Katie O’Malley – Osceola County School for the Arts
Megan Shaffer – Freedom High School
Maria-Victoria Seijas – University High School
Devlyn Houben – Wekiva High School
Caroline Layson – Lake High Preparatory School
Esteban Alfonso – Colonial High School
Bre’Asia Arnold-Bryant – Apopka High School
Sophie Granville – Osceola County School for the Arts
Marissa Pileggi – University High School
Harry Sukonik – Lake Highland Preparatory School
Jamiah Courvoisier – Wekiva High School
Sophia DuRose – Osceola County School for the Arts
Amanda Correa – University High School
Rose Helsinger – Boone High School
Domenika Moncayo – Cypress Creek High School