Outdoor Writing Contest for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers
Announcing NEOWA’s Youth Outdoor Writing Contest! Bigger Cash Prizes for 2020!
New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) recently announced that submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 Youth Outdoor Writing Contest. Each New England state, including Maine, will hold its own contest, with two prizes of $125 (one for the grade 6 – 8 winner; the second for the grade 9 –12 winner) for each state’s winners.
State winners will then compete with winning entries from other New England states, with overall winners being awarded an additional $150.
This past year, The Maine Sportsman offered its own youth writing contest, but for 2020 that competition will be integrated into the NEOWA event. Many Sportsman writers and staff are members of NEOWA, and our editor, Will Lund, is co-chair of the Maine contest in 2020.
Entries are limited to 500 words, and the writing and editing must be entirely the product of the young person submitting the entry.
Deadline for submission is February 15, 2020.
Full contest rules, including subject matter limitations (the categories are much broader than last year!) can be found by clicking the link below. Those without internet access can call Linda, Sportsman office manager at 207-622-4242, and she will send you a written copy of the rules.
Winning works will be published in The Maine Sportsman, Northwoods Sporting Journal and wildlife magazines in other New England states.
Maine contest co-chairs are Will Lund, firstname.lastname@example.org andStephen D. Carpenteri, email@example.com.
If you are a student in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode island or Connecticut, go to www.MaineSportsman.com/YouthWritingContest to learn the names and contact information for the co-chairs in your state.