Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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Hello Missouri Teachers,

The 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards are now open. The Missouri region anticipates more than 1,000 entries from students in grades 7-12. With eleven categories—from flash fiction to critical essay—students can submit writing in the genre of choice. The Scholastic Writing Awards are a national competition, and Gold Key winners from Missouri (and Kansas counties near Kansas City) advance to the next level.

Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards are distributed in each category, and winners are invited to the annual Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO in February.

Visit to submit student work. Contact Katie Kline ( if you have any questions about this year's competition or would like some posters sent to your school.

Keep writing!

Katie Kline
Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project
University of Central Missouri, Extended Studies

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Important dates

January 6, 2017

Deadline for Missouri Writing Region submissions.

January 14, 2017

Submissions will be scored. If you wish to serve as a judge, please take a few moments to sign up.

February 17, 2017

Missouri Writing Region winners and their teachers will be honored at the Write-to-Learn Conference.

June 8, 2017

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

Missouri Youth Write award winners

The winning students' writings from the Missouri Writing Region for the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest comprise each edition of Missouri Youth Write, a journal sponsored by the Missouri Association of Teachers of English.