Frequently Asked Questions about the Writing Prize

Be sure to explore the website for basics and background on the writing prize.

Is there a minimum word count?

Can you explain more about the topic?
Explore this website where there are videos and highlights of many people talking about Extreme Weather and Inequality. It will also help to talk with family, friends, librarians, teachers or others about these issues.

Can seniors graduating in Spring 2023 compete for this prize?
Yes, if you send in your writing or spoken word before July 1, 2023.

What advice or ideas can you give aspiring writers for the prize?

  • “Write what you know” is what all writing teachers recommend. Start from your personal experience, what you yourself know or have learned.
  • Tell about something specific. It makes writing come to life.
  • Tell someone you trust about the prize. Ask them to give input on your work.  Use that input to help improve your work.