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Essay Writing Contest For High School Students 2012

2017-2018 AACS National Creative Writing Contest

Every fall AACS sponsors a creative writing contest for elementary and junior high students. Entries will be due in the WACS office by December 15.

Click here for the complete rules for the contest.
Click here for the judges forms for the contest.

2017-2018 Topics
ELEMENTARY
POETRY - Write a poem about this topic: Looking…(backward, forward, elsewhere).
SHORT STORY - Write a story that begins, “Peering from behind a curtain…”

JUNIOR HIGH
POETRY - Write a poem about this topic: Reflections.
SHORT STORY - Write a story that involves changed plans. 

2017-2018 Contest Results

Several WACS schools had students enter into the short story and poetry contest. Thank you for participating! 

Our State Winners were:
    Elementary Short Story:  Megan Anderson, Bay City Christian School, Green Bay
    Elementary Poetry: Mary Ann Lazzell, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Junior High Short Story: Natalie Zwolanek, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Junior High Poetry:  Grace Sailer, Faith Christian School, Coleman

A list of all the 2018 National and State winners will be posted in April.  

2016-2017 Contest Results

Several WACS schools had students enter into the short story and poetry contest. Thank you for participating! 

Our State Winners were:
    Elementary Short Story:  Lyvia Miller, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Elementary Poetry: Sydney Hawkins,Bay City Christian School, Green Bay, WI
    Junior High Short Story: Nolan Gruis, Faith Christian School, Coleman, WI
    Junior High Poetry:  Alyssa MuellerCalvary Baptist School, Menomonee Falls
 
Congratulations to Sydney Hawkins who took first place in the Nationals Competition! 

A list of all the 2017 National and State winners is available by clicking below.  

2017 AACS Short Story and Poetry Contest Winners

2015-2016 Contest Results

Several WACS schools had students enter into the short story and poetry contest. Thank you for participating! 

Our State Winners were:
    Elementary Short Story:  Natalie Zwolanek, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Elementary Poetry: Grace Sailer, Faith Christian School, Coleman, WI
    Junior High Short Story: Brooke DavidsonCalvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Junior High Poetry:  Whitney Schindler, Faith Christian School, Coleman, WI
   
A list of all the 2015-2016 National and State winners is available by clicking the link below.

2016 AACS Essay and Poetry Contest Winners 

2014-2015 Contest Results

Several WACS schools had students enter into the essay and poetry contest. Thank you for participating! 

Our State Winners were:
    Elementary Essay:  Donovan Hager, Bay City Christian School, Green Bay
    Elementary Poetry:  Morgan Gusick, Faith Christian School, Coleman, WI
    Junior High Essay: Ethan MillerCalvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Junior High Poetry:  Tim Davis, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
   
Congratulations to Morgan Gusick who took second place in the Nationals Competition! 

A list of all the 2014-2015 National and State winners is available by clicking the link below.

2015 AACS Essay and Poetry Contest Winners

2013-2014 Contest Results

Several WACS schools had students enter into the essay and poetry contest. Thank you for participating!

Our State Winners were:

    Elementary Essay:  Sarah Fleming, Bay City Christian School, Green Bay
    Elementary Poetry:  Daniel Zwolanek, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Junior High Essay: Nicole Widowski, Faith Christian School, Coleman, WI
    Junior High Poetry:  Rebecca Riley, Calvary Baptist School, Menomonee Falls
   
A list of all the 2013-2014 National and State winners is available by clicking the link below.

2014 AACS Essay and Poetry Contest Winners


2012-2013 Contest Results

Several WACS schools had students enter into the essay and poetry contest. Thank you for participating!

Our State Winners were:
    Elementary Essay:  Braeden Hansel, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Elementary Poetry:  Brooke Davidson, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Junior High Essay:  Emily Weber, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Junior High Poetry:  Kate Bernardin, Calvary Baptist School, Menomonee Falls
   
Congratulations to Brooke Davidson who took 2nd in the National Competition! A list of all the 2012-2013 National and State winners is available by clicking the link below.

2013 AACS Essay and Poetry Contest Winners



2011-2012 Contest Results

Several WACS schools had students enter into the essay and poetry contest. Thank you for participating!

Our State Winners were:
    Elementary Essay:     Warren Emerson, 6th grade, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Elementary Poetry:    Tim Davis, 5th grade, Calvary Baptist Christian School, Watertown
    Junior High Essay:     Claire Goyak, 8th grade, Pioneer Christian School, Pembine
    Junior High Poetry:    Giselle Gearhart, 8th grade, Pioneer Christian School, Pembine
   
A list of all the 2011-2012 National and State winners is available by clicking the link below.

2012 AACS Essay and Poetry Contest Winners

The 2018 West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contests are now open for submissions.

The entry forms including new and returning categories are here for your perusal.

The 2018 West Virginia Writers Writing Contests will not begin accepting entries until  January 2, 2018.  The big news is that we will be accepting entries via both the traditional paper method as well as online through Submittable.com.  It's quicker and easier and cheaper than mailing paper entries through the U.S. Mail.  




However, if you would like to submit via paper and U.S. mail, feel free to do so using the following forms.

JUDGES LIST FOR 2018

JUDGE BIOS FOR 2018

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FACTS ABOUT THE CONTEST

  • Established in 1982

  • The state's largest writing competition.

  • Adult contest open to West Virginia residents and members of WV Writers, Inc., adult or college-level.

  • New Mountain Voices Student Writing Contest (with different writing categories for grades 1-5, 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Over $122,000.00 in prize money awarded since 1982.


Competition Winners from Years Past.
2001, 2002, 2003,
2004
, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009
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2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015,

2016, 2017

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