Contest submissions are due by March 18th, 2018 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as a Word document or PDF. Submissions should be between 1000 and 3000 words, and should include your first and last name, grade level, and the name of your high school.
There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize for the 9th/10th grade division and the 11th/12th grade division. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- 1st Prize: $100
- 2nd Prize: $75
- 3rd Prize: $50
In addition, winning students will have their work published on the Bay Area Book Festival website, their name listed in the San Francisco Chronicle Program Guide, and will be invited to read their work at an awards ceremony held at the festival, which will take place in downtown Berkeley on April 28th and 29th, 2018.
Winners will be selected by March 30th, 2018 and notified on March 31st, 2018.
The Young Authors Writing Contest is a great opportunity for students in the Bay Area to practice and showcase their writing abilities. The San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeleyside have covered past contests, recognizing students’ effort and talent. This year, the festival hopes to consider even more submissions. If you have any additional questions concerning the contest, please contact email@example.com. To learn more about the Bay Area Book Festival, visit our website at www.baybookfest.org.