Young Authors Contest
Event Date - May, 2021
District Writing due - Feb. 5
Due to CWTAG - March 5
The Young Authors Contest is an opportunity for students in grades 3-6 to enter a contest with multiple winners. Entries are accepted in the following categories: poetry, personal narrative, argumentative essay, and creative writing based on a photo. Students may enter each category once.
Although each participating district uses its own method to select the students that they send to the conference, many use the 6+1 writing rubric which places importance on ideas, voice, fluency, organization, word choice and conventions.
If a student's writing is chosen, they attend a day-long conference at UW Platteville-Sauk County (Baraboo Campus). Speakers and seminars are designed especially for the young authors to enhance their understanding and skills. At the conference, students receive an anthology containing all of the manuscripts which were selected as winners.
Requirements to enter each category
Argumentative and Creative Writing Prompts
All entries should look like this Sample Entry
Writing Tools & Anthologies