Are you a writer looking for a platform for your work? (Maybe hoping to win a prize, too?) Then newpages.com is the site for you! They publish a HUGE list of contests for writers. Whether your write flash fiction, mysteries, poetry, articles about social issues that are important to young people, haiku – there is a contest for you!
Polyphony H.S is an international student-run literary magazine for high-school writers. Their title is a combination of the Greek term meaning many voices, and the abbreviation for High School. Polyphony H.S. is published annually in August. They offer three awards for excellence in writing through the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards, one each in poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction.
Teen Ink is a literary magazine by teens, for teens. Teen Ink publishes writing and art from teens around the world.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Doodle for Google Art for Kids is an annual contest that asks kids to send in sketches that fit a specific theme. The chosen winners will receive big prizes and have their artwork show up on Google’s website. The annual contest begins at the start of each year. It is open to kids from grades K – 12. Submit your entry by mail or by digital upload. Entries will be judged on the basis of artistic merit, creativity, and fit to the theme. The grand prize includes a $30,000 scholarship, $50,000 to build a computer lab, and more. Other prizes will also be awarded.
Student Art Guide lists 30 art competitions for teens. Categories are varied and include drawing, web page designing, animation, photography, eco-art, and more.