Deadline: December 12, 2016 (This is 3 days prior to the official deadline because the AHS bookkeeper must cut a check and postmark it by the 15th).
Register on the site for free. Upload your work. Print your submission form and turn it into Mrs. Wood. Mrs. Wood will have a check cut from the lit mag activities fund. You will not be expected to pay for your portfolio submission, or any other submissions.
***Keep in mind, that if any of your pieces should win a regional award, Scholastic WILL NOT ALLOW you to publish it anywhere else for the next two years. So, if you plan to submit or try to publish the writing before then, do not include it in your portfolio and do not submit it to Scholastic in a separate category, either!
You MUST write a Personal Statement. This must be read and critiqued by Mrs. Wood by Friday, December 7.
You MUST submit a writing portfolio. Give it a creative title, please. If you want to submit to the other categories (an additional $5 per category), you may do so. Additional categories include: Critical Essay, Dramatic Script, Flash Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Novel Writing, Personal Essay/Memoir, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Short Story. There are also a few Special Category/Sponsor Awards. Check them out, too.
Writing Portfolio Guidelines
(For Graduating Seniors Only)
Writing Portfolios must include 8 different works from varying categories (outlined above) or from the same category.
The word count for each piece submitted in a writing portfolio should adhere to the length limits listed in each individual category. The maximum length for a writing portfolio is 24,000 words (not including the table of contents or writer’s statement).
• The Writing Portfolio must include a writer’s statement. The statement should be 300 words and answer the following questions:
Why did you select the work you submitted for your Writing Portfolio?
How do you hope people will react when they read your work?
What role does writing play in your life?
• Students may submit individual pieces in their portfolios to be considered for individual awards. However, for a piece to be considered for an individual award, it must be separately registered in that category.
• Seniors may resubmit artworks submitted in a previous Scholastic Awards competition as part of their Art Portfolio, but should note the previous title and award.
Graduating Seniors may submit TWO Writing Portfolios. Students may not submit the same work in both portfolios.