2016-2017 Calendar 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Contest opens for Student Submissions and Teacher Approvals

Thursday, January 19, 2017
MIDNIGHT: Student Submission Deadline

Thursday, January, 26, 2017
MIDNIGHT: Teacher Review Deadline

Week of March 20, 2017
Student Winners Announced

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601  

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.  
Writers' Workshop 
for Student Winners
Longleaf Room

6:00 - 6:45 p.m. 
Museum Lobby

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Awards Ceremony
Daniels Auditorium

Awards Ceremony Speaker:  
John Claude Bemis

Novelist, educator,
2013 Piedmont Laureate

Questions? Contact Chancy M Kapp
email:  ckappsings@aol.com
919-271-1842 (mobile)
919-833-4226 (home)

Literary Contest

Winners of the 2016 Literary Contest

The Raleigh Fine Arts Society Literary Contest is a short story writing contest for Wake County high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12

Students may submit original short stories, with a maximum of 5,000 words, electronically through this website during the application call period. Each entry must be approved by the student’s English teacher using the link provided by Submittable, the software program Raleigh Fine Arts uses for the submission and judging processes. 

Each entry is read by two preliminary judges. Then finalists are chosen by a team of three final judges, each of whom reads each of the finalists’ stories. The final judges' scores determine the winners of the contest. All judging is blind.

The student winners, their English teachers, parents and principals are invited to the Awards Ceremony. The ceremony is preceded by a Writers' Workshop for the winners, at which the final judges evaluate the award-winning stories.

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 for the list of contest winners:  2013, 20142015 and 2016.

Click here to read the winning stories from the 2016 Literary Contest.

Jill McCorkle (center), author and guest speaker for the 2016 Literary Contest Awards Ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History
Holly Alexander (left), Overall First Place Winner 
Hannah Levinson (right), Overall Second Place Winner

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