by Carrie Lowrance
Do you have a high school student who is a poet, storyteller, playwright, or budding scientist? Would they like to submit some of their work to win some prizes possibly? Then we have three contests worth checking out.
Hanging Loose Press
Hanging loose press has a section for high school writers and has unique requirements for those writers. They are to send one story or up to six poems to the high school editor of hanging loose. Make sure to add sufficient postage or your content will not be returned.
Add a note identifying yourself as a teenage writer, your age, email address and make sure your name and address appear on each page of your work. Before sending anything, it is essential to pick up a copy of this magazine and study it thoroughly. Be knowledgeable about the kind of work they print so you know if your work is a good fit.
Ready to submit? You can find more information here.
The Blank Theatre
The Blank Theatre strives to enrich the culture of Hollywood by producing first-rate theatre, educating current and future playwrights, and creating new works for the repertoire of the theatre. Each June they produce the 12 best plays from a nationwide competition. Children from ages 9-19 are encouraged to submit their plays to this competition. There are no fees, but all plays must be submitted by March 15, 2019.
You can find more information about this contest here.
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
Students in grades 5-8 submit a 1-2 minute video describing a unique solution to a problem we deal with on an everyday basis. The grand prize is $25,000 and a 3M mentorship.
You can find more details about submitting your idea here.
So round up your ideas and start submitting. You’ve got this!