Summertime Teen Writing Contest

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Explore your creative side this summer by joining our teen writing contest! Short story submissions will be accepted June 1st-30th. The theme is: ADVENTURE. You are encouraged to interpret this in any way you wish. Be creative and express your ideas!  Winners will be announced in July. 

The following rules apply:  

  • Teens in grades 6-12 are eligible  
  • Works cannot exceed 2,000 words
  • 1 entry per person
  • All work must be original and unpublished
  • Participants must be a resident of DuPage County
  • Entries must include a title page with your name, age, school, and contact information (phone number or email address)
  • Work will be judged on originality of plot, characters, use of language, grammar, spelling, and syntax

Entries which do not meet the requirements as put forth in these rules may be disqualified.


Grades 6 - 8 submit here: Middle School Short Story Submissions 

Grades 9 - 12 submit here: High School Short Story Submissions