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.

Offical Rules

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

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