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. or the Recording of Authors tab for a link to the recordings to use at your convenience. Check the tips and ticks that our local authors provide in all genres.
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, see the recording on the next tab of Deborah A. Fox, a graphic novel author, explain the step by step process of writing and publishing a graphic novel.
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!