Narrative High School Writing Contest/ How To Submit (Prize: $500)
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Narrative High School Writing Contest/ How To Submit (Prize: $500)

Narrative High School Writing Contest provides high school students, grades 9-12, with a platform to express their thoughts and creativity on important themes.

Are you interested in this creative endeavor? To address the world through your unique perspective. They look forward to reading your submissions and announcing the winners in mid-April 2024.

Please go through the guidelines below to understand how you can participate and stand a chance to win exciting prizes.


Submission Guidelines For Narrative High School Writing Contest

  • Students from the US and internationally, grades 9–12, are eligible to submit to the contest. Winners and finalists, along with their teacher representatives, will be asked to provide identification.
  • Teachers should submit works on behalf of their students through the High School Contest submission portal.
  • Each teacher may submit the work of up to ten students, with one entry per student.
  • Schools can submit a maximum of thirty entries.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Be artful, original, and bold. Choose a theme or issue that captivates you, whether it’s global or personal.
  • Turn challenges into opportunities, and express your unique voice. Take readers on a journey that reveals what they might be missing.
  • All submissions must be original works, previously unpublished, and free from machine-generated text.
  • Avoid dwelling on what is wrong; instead, focus on turning challenges into positive narratives.

What Is This Year’s Prompt?


  • Explore the challenging times we live in and respond to the prompt, “My Note to the World.
  • Craft a letter, essay, story, or poem addressing a theme or problem, proposing a solution in 600 words or less for essays and stories, and 10 to 50 lines for poems.

Author Rights

All submissions must be original and unpublished works. Authors retain full rights to their creations. Winning works will be published in Narrative, providing a platform alongside today’s great writers.


  • The first-place winner gets $500, the second-place winner $200, and the third-place winner $100.
  • Each finalist will receive $50.
  • Schools of winners will also receive special recognition and prizes.

Click here to submit your work.



  • Submit your work by Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
  • The contest results, including winners and finalists, will be announced in mid-April 2024. 


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