Writing Contest Deadline is March 5th

Writing Contest Deadline is March 5th
Posted on 02/19/2021
Writing ContestWe are excited to announce a writing contest opportunity open to all Heritage High students:  The Carson McCullers Literary Awards sponsored by Columbus State University.  

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


Q: Who is eligible to enter?

A: Any student at HHS!


Q: What is the deadline for entry? 

A: March 5


Q: What type of writing can be entered?

A: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Expository Essay, Playwriting, and Screenwriting


Q: What are the guidelines for contest entries?

A: There are NO requirements for format and no restrictions on word count.


Q: How many pieces of writing can a student submit?

A: Students can submit works in multiple categories, but only one work can be submitted per category. For example, you could submit 1 poem, 1 short story, and 1 play, but you cannot submit 2 poems, etc.


Q: Are there awards for winners?

A: YES! Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in EACH category! There is also a ceremony held at Columbus State to honor recipients of the Carson McCullers Literary Awards.


Q: How do I show proof of entry in order to earn a point toward an HHS academic letter?

A: Send a screenshot showing proof of entry (work submitted) to your English teacher or to Mrs. Cosby at [email protected]


Q: Where do I submit my work and get more information?

A: https://english.columbusstate.edu/creative-writing/mccullers-awards.php


Q: Does it cost anything to enter this contest?

A: No


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