Current Year Calendar
October 4, 2013
January 8, 2014 at midnight
Teacher Submission Deadline:
January 15, 2014 at midnight
Preliminary Judges Scoring Deadline:
February 11, 2014
Final Judges Scoring Deadline:
March 11, 2014
April 8, 2014
at the NC Museum of History
The Raleigh Fine Arts Society Literary Contest is a short story writing contest for Wake County high school students. The contest will begin on October 4, 2013, and the deadline for student submissions is January 8, 2014. Manuscripts, maximum of 5000 words, must be submitted electronically through this website. Entries must be approved by the students’ English teachers, also through this website.
Each entry will be read by two preliminary judges. Then finalists will be chosen. A team of three final judges will each read all of the finalists’ stories.
All winners, their English teachers, parents and principals will be invited to our Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The ceremony will be preceded by a Writers Workshop for the student winners, at which the final judges will evaluate the award-winning manuscripts.
High School Eligibility
The 36th Annual Literary Contest is open to all students in grades ten through twelve who are currently enrolled in any Wake County public or private schools.
For instructions and rules in submitting short stories, please download the files below.
2014 student awards will include: First Place Award of $300 and Second Place Award of $200 for best overall short story; First ($150) and Second ($100) Place Awards for each grade level winner; the Dave Patton Award for best story by a varsity athlete ($100); several Honorable Mention Awards of $50. Also, each school having a first place winner will receive $100 for its English Department.