Redwood Writing Contest 2024



Entries due by April 1st.

Please email us at if you have questions.



Redwood Writing Contest How to Submit an Entry  

1.  Prepare and format the submission as a PDF or MS Word or Google Doc file.

2.  Select the appropriate grade level and category below, complete the linked Google form, upload the submission file, 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 Submission Links



 Non-Fiction (Informational/Argument) Submission Links



 Short Story (Narrative) Submission Links



Writing Contest Scoring Rubric  

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Email Redwood Contest Coordinator Sarah Ben-Zvi or RWP Director Nicolette Amann at

Winners will be notified by April 15th. Winners will receive a certificate, a copy of the contest anthology, and will be invited to attend our awards ceremony. If interested, first place winners will also be entered into the statewide CATE writing contest. 

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.