The NJCTE 2014 High School Writing Contest has begun and our curators are accepting submissions. The submission deadline is midnight December 17, 2013.
Check out the Writing Contest Brochure page for details and a link to the registration form. We will be posting models and ideas for linking our contest to the Core Curriculum State Standards shortly so make us one of your Favorites.
Congratulations to the winners of the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English 2013 HS Writing Contest! Overall winners and School-wide winners have been posted on the Contest Winner page.
If you have any questions about how to participate in the 2014 contest whether as a young author, as a judge, or as a member of the committee that runs our contest, you may contact Michele Marotta, NJCTE Writing Awards Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our Contest:
This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English Student Writing Contest. This contest is open to all New Jersey students grades 9 to 12, whether they attend public or private schools. Home schooled students may also submit.
New Jersey Council of Teachers of English (Contest Sponsor) -www.njcte.com
Organizations helping to support and sponsor this contest:
National Council of Teachers of English - www.ncte.org
The Dodge Foundation - The Dodge Poetry Festival - www.dodgepoetry.org
The Governor's Awards in Arts Education http://artsednj.org/governors.asp
Poets House www.poetshouse.org
Guest Poets at the NJCTE Student Writing Awards Reception:
2007 Edwin Romond 2010 Martin Farawell
2008 BJ Ward 2011 Joe Weil
2009 Peter Murphy 2012 Cat Doty
2013 BJ Ward
Instructions to Enter the 2014 High School Writing Contest:
1) Download the contest brochure from this site. This document outlines the contest rules.
2) Complete the registration form. Any entry without a corresponding registration form will be immediately disqualified.
3) After completing the registration form e-mail the entry to the genre curators/coordinators. You will find the e-mail addresses to use at the end of the registration form.
a. Remember that no personal information should appear on your entry, especially no teacher, school or class information. Our judges need to judge anonymous works.
b. You will be sending your entry as an electronic attachment to an e-mail. Your document must be in either in Word or PDF format.
c. In the memo of your e-mail, type the title of your work (use the first 5 words if there is no title), the genre of the piece, and your last name. You may include in the e-mail message itself a contact phone number where you can be reached if the curator has any questions.
d. Use the e-mail addresses below for each genre:
Short Story: email@example.com
4) If you have any questions, you may contact Michele Marotta, NJCTE Writing Contest Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. December 17, 2013.
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