Scholastic Writing Contest and Middle/High School Voices

The National Writing Project in New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Scholastic Writing Contest, is pleased to offer New Hampshire students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to submit their work for publication and awards. Student work was accepted in the following categories: short story, flash fiction, poetry, personal narratives, critical essays, humor, dramatic script, as well as science fiction, and fantasy.  Before you submit, please read our hints from the judges.

Works are judged blindly against others by students in the same genre and grade range by a panel of judges consisting of writers and writing teachers associated with the writing project. Students can earn gold or silver keys, or have their works cited for honorable mention. We notified all winners by early February.  We do not notify students whose works did not win an award. All works awarded a gold key, a silver key or an honorable mention will be published in Middle/High School Voices, an anthology of student writing published annually. Gold key winners will go on to have their work judged at the national level and be eligible for national awards. All regional winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at Plymouth State University on May 2nd at 4:30. Please click here to register for the ceremony. 

Please click on the links below to check out the 2019 winners:

Gold Key Winners

Silver Key Winners

Honorable Mentions

Middle/High School Voices 2019 will be for sale for $15 at the awards ceremony. You can view it now at


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