Discussion and more on
Extreme Weather
and Inequality

A $5,000 Writing Prize

A prize for the best writing on extreme weather and inequality
for students at the five biggest high schools in Jefferson County

Write your ideas or your story
fiction or non-fiction ... poetry or spoken word

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 award per high school

$1,000 in cash and $4,000 applied towards your post-high-school education

Winners and runners-up will be published

October 15, 2023 deadline for submissions

To get word when writing can be uploaded for consideration, please check back or upload your contact information

The Center for History and Culture acknowledges that Lamar University is located on the traditional territory of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation, and we recognize that the region our university serves includes the homelands of the Akokisa, Bidai, Karankawa, Alabama-Coushatta, and other nations. We further acknowledge that, as Lamar, the namesake of our university, oversaw the forced removal of Caddo, Cherokee, Comanche, Delaware, Kickapoo, Shawnee, and other peoples from their homes. We affirm and respect tribal sovereignty in this land and in all territories.