NEATE Writing Contest for Students

Congratulations to the Winners

of the 2018 NEATE Writing Contest for Students

High School

Poetry: Mary Ahlstrom, grade 11 of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, MA, for “Summer Mood.”

Sponsoring teacher: Karin Kayser

Fiction:  Brenna Washburn, grade 12 of Wachusett Regional High School, MA for “Wallace and Sorrel.”

Sponsoring teacher: Chris Tarmey

Nonfiction: Andrew Kendrick, grade 12 of Notre Dame High School, CT for “Eating plums on the stoop.”

Sponsoring teacher: Lucy Abbott

Middle School

Poetry: Hannah Flückiger, grade 8 of King Philip Middle School, CT for “The First Day.”

Sponsoring teacher: Jessica Kerelejza

Fiction: Gabby Verno , grade 8 of Oyster River Middle School, NH for “The Teddy Bear.”

Sponsoring teacher: Linda Rief

Nonfiction: Nora Holmes, grade 8 of King Philip Middle School, CT for her personal narrative.

Sponsoring teacher: Jessica Kerelejza



You can read these wonderful pieces in the Spring 2018 edition of NEATE’s journal, The Leaflet.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and who sponsored a student writer!

Submissions for the 2018 contest are closed. Please check back in late 2018 for the 2019 guidelines and submission details. 

Annual NEATE Writing Contest for Students

Contest Rules

  1. Students who are enrolled in middle or high schools in New England are eligible.
  2. Students must submit a submission and consent form. Entries without a submission and consent form will not be advanced in the selection process.
  3. Each submission must be under 750 words.
  4. Students may submit only one piece.
  5. Entries should include name, grade level, title of the piece, category and word count.
  6. Entries must be submitted in a Microsoft word extension (.doc or.docx) or with a .pdf extension.
  7. Submissions must be submitted online only to: NEATEContest@Gmail.com
  8. Contestants will be grouped according to age level: Middle or High School.
  9. Winners will be chosen from each category: Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction
  10. Winners will be published in The Leaflet, the publication of New England Association of Teachers of English, and announced and published in various NEATE forums. 
  11. Winners will also be awarded $50 for each category at each level.
  12. Submissions need to be sponsored by a teacher.  This teacher will certify that the student attends the school identified on the submission form and will attest to the work being an original piece.  This teacher does not have to be a member of NEATE.  Teachers who sponsor the winning writers will receive a $25 discount to attend the NEATE Annual Conference.

 

Deadline for submissions is March 2, 2018.

Winners will be announced on or before May 1, 2018.

NEATE Writing Contest Rules

NEATE Writing Contest Submission and Consent Form

Congratulations to the Winners

of the 2017 NEATE Writing Contest for Students

 

High School

Poetry: Joyce Hida, grade 12 of Rockville High School, CT for “Amerika.”

Sponsoring teacher: Victoria Nordlund

 

Fiction:  Christopher Ravosa, grade 12 of Northwest Catholic High School, CT for “Of the Dust of the Ground.”

Sponsoring teacher: Jeffery Przech

 

Nonfiction: Clara Bradley, grade 12 of Bangor High School, ME for “Truth in Falling and Flying: A Memoir.”

Sponsoring teacher: Stephanie Hendrix

 

Middle School

Poetry: Abby Tran, grade 8 of Oyster River Middle School, NH for “In the World of Forgetfulness.”

Sponsoring teacher: Linda Rief

 

Fiction: Rowan Brown, grade 8 of Oyster River Middle School, NH for “The Warehouse.”

Sponsoring teacher: Linda Rief

 

Nonfiction: Ella Gianino, grade 8 of Oyster River Middle School, NH for “Taste, Touch, Travel.”

Sponsoring teacher: Linda Rief



You can read these wonderful pieces in future editions of NEATE Publications!

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted and who sponsored a student writer!

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