2017-2018 Calendar 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Contest opens for Student Submissions and Teacher Approvals

Thursday, January 18, 2018
MIDNIGHT: Student Submission Deadline

Thursday, January 25, 2018
MIDNIGHT: Teacher Review Deadline

Week of March 19, 2018
Student Winners Announced

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601  

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Writers' Workshop for Student Winners, Teachers, Final Judges

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Reception
Museum Lobby

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony (open to the public)



Questions? Contact Virginia Yopp
email:  vlyopp@gmail.com

Literary Contest


2017-18 marks the 40th 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.  
 

Students may submit original short stories, with a maximum of 5,000 words, electronically through this website during the application call period. Each entry must be approved by the student’s English teacher using the link provided by Submittable, the software program the Raleigh Fine Arts uses for submission and judging processes.

 Each entry is read by two preliminary judges. Finalist are then chosen by a team of three judges, each of whom reads each of the finalists’ stories. The final judges’ scores determine the winners of the contest. All judging is blind.

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 on April 17, 2018. The ceremony is preceded by a Writers' Workshop for the winners, at which the final judges evaluate the winning stories.

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:  2013, 20142015, 2016 and 2017.

Click here to read the winning stories from the 2017 Literary Contest.
 

STUDENTS:  Click here to enter the 2018 Literary Contest.

 

 

Literary Contest



The 2017 Literary Contest is now CLOSED for student submissions.  Winners will be announced the last week in March.  

The Literary Contest sponsored by Raleigh Fine Arts Society is a short story competition open to any student currently enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12 in any public or private high school in Wake County.  

The competition offers recognition for student writers, their teachers and their schools, and the following cash prizes:

The Patton Family Awards

  • $500 Phil Patton Overall Best Story Award 
  • $300 Mildred Dwyer Patton Overall Second Place Award       
  • $200 Dave Patton Award for Best Story by a Varsity Athlete
Grade Level, Honorable Mention and School Awards
  • $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 April 18, 2017.  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, acclaimed North Carolina novelist and educator John Claude Bemis, the 2013 Piedmont Laureate.

Students may enter one original short story with a maximum of 5000 words each year.  The story may center on character, setting, plot and theme of the student’s choice. 

 

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

Click here to view the 2017 Literary Contest poster.

Click here to view the 2017 Literary Contest brochure.

Click here to contact the Literary Contest Chair.

Click here for the list of contest winners:  2013, 20142015 and 2016.

Click here to read the winning stories from the 2016 Literary Contest.

 

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