CONTESTS AND WORKSHOPS

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Signet Classics is hosting its 24th Annual Student Scholarship Essay Contest in which five high school juniors or seniors can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education.  This year's novel is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  For essay topics and more information, please visit www.penguinrandomhouse.com/signet-essay-contest.  Deadline for submission is April 22, 2020.

Penguin Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

  • The 4th Annual Penguin Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest gives five high school freshmen or sophomores the opportunity to win $1,000 to be used toward their higher education.  The novel this year is Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko.  For topic questions and more information, please visit www.penguinrandomhouse.com/pcessay.  Deadline for submission is April 24, 2020.

The America Library of Poetry Contest

  • The America Library of Poetry is hosting their 24th Annual National Student Poetry Contest.  Students may submit one poem online or by mail.  The poem may not be more than 20 lines.  Cash awards are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Editor's Choice prizes with random drawing prizes for all submissions of laptops, tablets, and Amazon gift cards.  For more information and submission details, visit www.libraryofpoetry.com.  Deadline for submission is April 30, 2020.

Walt Whitman Student Poetry Contest

  • Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is proud to present its 34th annual poetry contest.  Since 2020 is a leap year, this year's theme is 'leaping into a Leap Day.'  For more information, vist www.waltwhitman.org.  Deadline for submission is March 20, 2020.  

Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University

  • The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University is hosting an essay contest for secondary school students.  The topic of this year's essay is 'exploring the culture of Italian Americana through Italian American writers.'  Please visit www.italianstudies.org for more information.  Deadline for submission is May 1, 2020.  

The School of the New York Times Summer Programs

  • The School of The New York times hosts Pre-College Summer Programs, through which students can explore their passions and creativity in a variety of courses.

     

    SUMMER ACADEMY:

    The NY Times Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students and graduating seniors the opportunity to learn in New York City or Washington D.C.  Their two and four-week programs in June and July draw on the cultural landscape and industries of each city.  For sample courses and term dates, please visit www.nytedu.com/pre-college/summer-academy.  Deadline for submission is March 30, 2020.

     

    GAP YEAR:

    Gap Year is a program for recent high school graduates seeking a transformative intellectual adventure in New York City from June 22 through August 14, 2020.  For more information on this program, visit www.nytedu.com/gap-year/.  Deadline for submission is March 30, 2020.

     

    AUGUST WRITERS' WORKSHOP:

    The School of The New York Times is pleased to offer our annual August Writers’ Workshop, a back-to-school writing intensive for rising middle and high school students (grades 7-12). This workshop helps students enhance their writing skills under the tutelage of some of the best writers in the world while building confidence in their craft and gaining skills critical to future academic and professional success.  For more information, please visit www.nytedu.com/courses/pre-college/august-writers-workshop.  Deadline for submission is March 30, 2020.