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UAA/Alaska Dispatch News Creative Writing Contest

Since 1981 writers of every age from every part of Alaska have participated in the annual UAA/Alaska Dispatch Creative Writing Contest. For several past winners, this contest was the first public recognition of their work and helped launch successful writing careers.

We are pleased to announce this year’s contest is open for submission. Go to adn.com/content/creative-writing-contest-rules for complete rules, list of prizes, and submission guidelines and send us your best fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Winners will be announced in mid-May.

(Contestants may enter one work of fiction, one work of nonfiction, and up to three poems). See Rule 3 in the Contest Rules by clicking here.

PRIZES:

Grand Prize: $200

Editor's Choice: $100

Story:

Elementary Grades K-2: $25

Fiction:

Elementary Grades 3-6: $25

Grades 7-9: $50

Grades 10-12: $50

Open to public: $50

Non-Fiction:

Elementary Grades 3-6: $25

Grades 7-9: $50

Grades 10-12: $50

Open to public: $50

Poetry:

Elementary Grades K-2: $25

Elementary Grades 3-6: $25

Grades 7-9: $50

Grades 10-12: $50

Open to public: $50