Thursday, January 19, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Week of March 20, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony Speaker:
Questions? Contact Chancy M Kapp
The 2017 Literary Contest is now open!
The Literary Contest sponsored by Raleigh Fine Arts Society is a short story competition open to any student currently enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12 in any public or private high school in Wake County.
The competition offers recognition for student writers, their teachers and their schools, and the following cash prizes:
The student winners and finalists, their English teachers, parents and principals are invited to the Awards Ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of History April 18, 2017. The ceremony is preceded by a Writers' Workshop for the winners, at which the final judges evaluate the winning stories and winners have the opportunity to spend time with this year’s guest speaker, acclaimed North Carolina novelist and educator John Claude Bemis, the 2013 Piedmont Laureate.
Students may enter one original short story with a maximum of 5000 words each year. The story may center on character, setting, plot and theme of the student’s choice.
All stories must be submitted through the raleighfinearts.org website by the submission deadline of midnight, Thursday, January 19, 2017, and approved on-line by the student’s teacher by the approval deadline of midnight, Thursday, January 26, 2017.
Click here for the Judges' Criteria by which the stories are evaluated.
Click here to view the 2017 Literary Contest poster.
Click here to view the 2017 Literary Contest brochure.
Click here to contact the Literary Contest Chair.
Click here to read the winning stories from the 2016 Literary Contest.
2016 Literary Contest winners at the