2018-2019 Calendar 

Fall 2018

Contest opening for Student Submissions and Teacher Approvals

January 2019

Deadlines for Student Submissions and Teacher Approvals

Late March 2019

Announcement of Winners

April 29, 2019
The North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601  

Writers' Workshop, Reception and
Awards Ceremony



Questions? Contact Melanie Rankin
email:  rfasliterary@gmail.com

2018 - 2019 Literary Contest


The 2018 Literary Contest Award Winners Have Been Announced. 

Click here for a list of the 2018 Contest Winners.


2018-19 marks the 41st  year the Raleigh Fine Arts Society has sponsored the Literary Contest which is a short story writing contest for Wake County high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12. 

The competition offers recognition for student writers, their teachers and their schools, and the following cash prizes:
  •  ·       $500 Phil Patton Award for Overall Best Story
  •  ·       $300 Mildred Dwyer Patton Award for Overall Second Place
  • ·        $200 Dave Patton Award for Best Story by a Varsity Athlete
  • ·        $200 First Place Awards for each grade level
  • ·        $150 Second Place Awards for each grade level
  • ·        $100 Honorable Mention Awards
  • ·        $100 School Awards for top prize winners 
The student winners and finalists, their English teachers, parents and principals are invited to the Awards Ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of History in April 29, 2019. The ceremony is preceded by a Writers' Workshop for the winners, at which the final judges evaluate the winning stories and winners have the opportunity to spend time with this year's guest speaker.



    Click here for the Judges' Criteria by which the stories are evaluated.

    Click here to view the 2018 Literary Contest poster.

    Click here to view the 2018 Literary Contest brochure.

    Click here to contact the Literary Contest Chair.

    Click here for the list of contest winners:  20142015, 2016, 2017  and 2018.

    Click here to read the winning stories  from the 2018 Literary Contest.



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