The Greenwich High School English Program prepares students to become independent learners who are proficient in critical reading, thinking, writing, speaking, listening and accessing and using media. Students use the language arts to explore and respond to classical and contemporary works from many cultures and literary periods while developing interpretative and evaluative skills. Students are encouraged to make connections between their reading, their writing, and their lives.
Interested in entering your writing in contests? Curious about writing programs outside of GHS?
Gilda's Club Westchester, Teen Essay Contest 2019 "Cancer: Tales Untold"
Submissions due March 20th
After School Arts Program Connecticut Writers' Contest:
Submission deadline is March 30th
Defining Diversity Writing Contest
Submissions due by April 19th
Looking for more contest opportunities? Explore below:
Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans recognizes the best poems from the multitude of works submitted.
Chicken Soup for the Soul welcomes all stories and poems, written in English, from all over the world.
Creative Communication: A Celebration of Today’s Writers for grades 3-12, essays up to 300 words, deadlines in February, August, and October.
The Legacy Project’s Listen to a Life Contest for students 8-18 years old writing about an interview with a person who is 50 or older about his or her life experiences, dreams, goals, challenges, or successes.
Letters About Literature, Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, for grades 4-10 writing personal letters to an author, living or dead, whose work has influenced their view of the world or of themselves.
Optimist Club for students under 19 by the end of February, 700-800 words, sharing an opinion through persuasive, explanatory, or narrative prose in response to a prompt.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Students submit their original works and join the legacy of Awards' alumni including Andy Warhol, Sylcia Plath, Zac Posen, Stephen King and more.
The Writing Conference has a January deadline and welcomes all students to write in narrative, poetic, or expository genres to a specific prompt.
Want more opportunities? Review this list from EdSurge.
Lillian Butler Davey Communication Awards:
2019 Contest now accepting entries in each of these categories:
- Academic Essay
- Informal Essay
- Public Speaking
- Short Story
For more information, please see the Description of Categories.
Prizes for winners:
- First Place: $200
- Second Place: $100
- Third Place: $50
All applications are due by Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by 3:15 PM. (Drama entries must be submitted by March 28th).
Winners and their guests will be invited to attend a cerempony on May 23rd at 7:00 PM in the GHS Media Center.
See who won last year: 2018 LBD Student Winners