Schools throughout Wyoming are encouraged to participate in the Young Authors Contest. This state-wide writing competition is offered for all grades, K-12. Entries include: poems, non-fiction, fiction, and graphic novels. The Young Authors Contest provides students the opportunity to write for enjoyment and to share their writing.
The writers are then recognized by their local districts. The winning entries at local districts are then sent to the State Young Authors Contest by March 31, 2023. Then, the winning entries and authors are recognized at a State Young Authors Celebration.
We will also virtually host “Adventures with Authors'' in order to assist students with writing skills in the different genres. Go to our Calendar of Events tab for details and links. Come join us, won't you?
We will be scheduling a coordinator meeting soon to assist you in creating a Young Authors process in your district. Sign up here
Student/teachers may upload their entries digitally this year. Instructions on how to do this will be forthcoming. Graphic novels are new this year as well. Click here for templates to write a graphic novel. Also, join us via Google Meet on December 1, 2022 at 10:00am to visit with Deborah Fox, a graphic novel author.
All entries will be ranked using the rubrics below. All judges are required to receive training prior to the event. Interested in being a judge in April 2023? Please contact Devin Hodgins.- Devin_Hodgins@natronaschools.org or Kelly Hodgins Kelly_Hodgins@natronaschools.org if you are interested in assisting them!