A $5,000 writing prize

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Ancient to the Future is offering a $5,000 writing prize to students at each of the five biggest high schools in Jefferson County.

  • A prize for the best writing on extreme weather and inequality
  • Write your ideas or your story, fiction or non-fiction, poetry or spoken word, in English or Spanish
  • 1500 words maximum
  • Winner must be enrolled at Beaumont United, Memorial, Nederland, Port Neches-Groves, or West Brook High School in Jefferson County, TX
  • One prize for each high school
  • $1,000 in cash and $4,000 applied towards your post-high-school education
  • Winners and runners-up will be published

The deadline is October 15, 2023. Seniors graduating in May 2023 can participate if they send their writing/spoken word by July 1, 2023.  Send text or spoken word recording with your name and other details below.

Be sure to check the FAQ, especially for guidance on uploading your writing!

Send any thoughts or questions by email to info@ancienttothefuture.org.