Young Writers Contest

All sudents that will participate in the Young Writers Contest have to have their stories submitted by February 13th. The stories submitted to state will be judged by the (CWVWP) which stands for the Central West Virginia Writing Project.

The stories will be judged by a few things. Organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conversation. All schools and grade levels have a certain number of words they can use when writing their story. 1st through 2nd grade can have 300 words maximum, 3rd through 4th can have 400 words, 5th through 8th can have 800 words, 9th through 10th can have 1,000 words, and 11th through 12th can have a maximum of 1,200 words.

Students will submit their stories to their school competition and then those selected will advance to County. First place County winners will be given certificates and participate in workshops instructed by Published Authors. State winners will be made public on May 5th, 2023 and then 1st place winner will receive 100 dollars, 2nd place winner will receive 50 dollars, and 3rd place winner will receive 25 dollars.

This contest was designed to encourage writing in the schools. It also gives them a chance to dive into their imagination and make up a story about whatever they want. It gives them the freedom of choosing what they want to write along with the chance to win a prize.