Scholastic Writing Awards: Eastern Kentucky Writing Region

National Writing Contest Offers Authentic Writing Opportunity, Awards, and Scholarships

The Morehead Writing Project invites young writers in grades 7-12 to participate in the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Students may submit their original writing to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in a wide variety of categories including: critical essay, dramatic script, flash fiction journalism, humor, novel writing personal essay, poetry, science fiction, and short story. In addition, seniors have the opportunity to submit a writing portfolio.

Visit to learn more about the contest, opportunities and support for students as well as support and honors for educators.

Student writers and educators in Eastern Kentucky now have an additional opportunity for awards and recognition as well as a supportive community thanks to the creation of the Eastern Kentucky Writing Region serving Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Montgomery, Menifee, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Pike, Perry, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, and Wolfe counties. The deadline for the Eastern Kentucky Writing Region is Dec. 1 so students should register soon.

The Morehead Writing Project is an affiliate partner of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and supports the Eastern Kentucky Writing Region.

Morehead Writing Project teacher leaders interested in supporting this work and other leadership opportunities should reach out to Site Director Dr. Deanna Mascle.