SLWP Writes! Annual Contest
The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) is proud to announce its annual "SLWP Writes!" writing contest for young authors. The contest is open to students from grades 6 through 12. Teachers are encouraged to submit worthy samples of their students' work, or students may submit directly. Students may submit multiple entries.
Contest guidelines and awards are outlined each spring on our homepage in the News & Events box. We encourage you to post the available flyer in teachers' lounges and on student bulletin boards.
The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project is part of the Louisiana Writing Project, a network of five university-based National Writing Project sites. Each site seeks to improve writing instruction by sharing the best practice of the outstanding writing instructors of all disciplines from kindergarten through college. The National Writing Project is a 30-year professional-development initiative based on teachers teaching teachers and is currently active in all 50 states.
The "SLWP Writes!" contest is open for entries from all schools in Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, St. Helena, Washington, and East St. John parishes as well as at schools in surrounding parishes where SLWP teachers teach. Judging is done by SLWP Writing Project teacher-consultants. Winners will be notified and automatically entered into the "Louisiana Writes" statewide contest, which also presents medals, other prizes, and an anthology at a ceremony in Baton Rouge each Fall.
Prose: Fiction or Nonfiction, 1500 word limit
Poetry: Up to 3 poems, max. 100 lines total may be sent
Grade Level Divisions
Division I: 6th- 9th grades
Division II: 10th-12th grades
Prizes awarded to top submissions in each category and grade level to include:
Online Publication by SLWP
Automatic entry into LAWP statewide LA Writes! Contest
Guidelines for Submission
Prose entries--typed, double-spaced, titled, max 1500 words
Poetry entries--typed, double or single-spaced, titled, one poem/page, 100 lines total
For judging to remain anonymous, do not put author's name on the submission
Each submission for SLWP Writes! Contest must include a signed entry form
For more information, contact Richard Louth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthologies of Student Work