Redwood Writing Contest

Submissions due by June 1, 2020 

In an effort to help teachers find meaningful and manageable writing experiences for students and in order to continue with what has proven to be an exciting and positive experience for our local students, we are going ahead with this year’s Redwood Writing Contest,  co-sponsored by the Redwood Council and the Redwood Writing Project.  Due to the current school closures and "Stay at Home" measures, we are extending our contest deadline until June 1, 2020.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2020 Redwood Writing Contest anthology cover by Jessica Rutter, Sophomore, Saint Bernard's Academy.

 

 2020 Theme

 

Community and Responsibility

*Updated from the previous theme of “The Power of Voice and Making a Difference”.  Submissions under the prior theme will be evaluated equally based on the scoring rubric values.

 

How to Submit an Entry

1.  Prepare and format the submission as an MS Word or Google Doc.

2.  Select the appropriate grade level and category, complete the form, upload the submission and don't forget to click the "submit" button at the bottom of the form.  NOTE:  Please do not submit class sets or more than one entry per category for each writer.

 

 

Poetry Submissions

                     

          

 

 Informational/Argument Submissions

                                                

         

 

Narrative Submissions

                     

                

 

 

2020 Writing Contest Guidelines and Scoring Rubric

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDF icon2020_redwood_writing_contest.pdf

 

 

  

 

   

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDF icon2020_writing_contest_scoring_rubric.pdf

 

 

Questions?

Email Amy Walker at rwp@humboldt.edu

Winners will be invited to attend our awards ceremony next fall where they will be presented with their published work and a fun prize!

 

Archive of Redwood Writing Contest Anthologies

 

Each year the winning pieces from the Redwood Writing Contest are published into an Anthology and a copy given to the winning authors.  Additional copies are available for purchase through Amazon.