“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair--the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.” Stephen King
BENNINGTON COLLEGE YOUNG WRITERS AWARD
SCHOLASTIC ARTS AND WRITING CONTEST
JFK PROFILES IN COURAGE CONTEST
Open to all grade levels. This is an essay, requiring outside sources for support, but the prize is $10,000. Just sayin'. The prompt is:
Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.
Click HERE for more details. Deadline is January 17.