Writing Competition

Grand Prairie Festival of the Arts.

Here’s a quick post to let you know that the Grand Prairie Festival of Arts is sponsoring  a writing a writing contest this spring. Here are the details.


Open to all poets and writers whether published or not, regardless of experience.
Also open to all students.

Contest Categories: 

Poetry: Adult | Grades 3-4 | Grades 5-6  | Grades 7-9 | Grades 10-12
Short Story (Fiction): Adult | Grades 3-4 | Grades  5-6 | Grades  7-9 | Grades 10-12
Non-Ficton: Adult


•  All entries must be original works and unpublished.
•  Any subject or theme accepted
•  Must be typed
•  Poems may not exceed one page
•  Short Stories (2,500 words or less) label FICTION or NON – FICTION written in literary narrative format

Submission Requirements:

• Cover sheet required for each entry. Include writer’s name, address, phone number, e-mail and category of competition.
•  Name must not appear on work.
•  Do not staple cover sheet to entry.
•  Submit only copies — works will not be returned.
•  Entry Deadline: February 25th 2019.

Entry Fees:

Adults : $5 per entry (multiple entries accepted)
Students: No Fee (entries limited to 3 per category)


Adults: Each Category: 1st ($50); 2nd ($35); 3rd ($20).
Students: Each Category: 1st ($25); 2nd ($15); 3rd ($10)

Cash awards and ribbons:

•  Best of Show by Juror ($100)
•  Irene Smith Memorial Award by Juror ($50)

Submit entries to:

Creative Writing Competition
Grand Prairie Festival of Arts
P.O. Box 65
Stuttgart, AR 72160

Entry Deadline: February 25th 2019

For more information, contact arts001@centurytel.net

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