Contest submissions are due by April 30th, 2017 and should be emailed to email@example.com 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 each grade level (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th). 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 and their names listed in the San Francisco Chronicle Program Guide. They also will be invited to read their work at an awards ceremony held at the festival, which will take place in downtown Berkeley on June 3rd and 4th, 2017.
Winners will be selected by May 13th, 2017 and notified on May 16th, 2017.
The Young Authors Writing Contest is a great opportunity for students in the Bay Area to practice and showcase their writing abilities. Last year, both the San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeleyside covered the contest, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .