Student Stowe Prize
Deadline February 2, formerly January 15. Highly recommended free contest for US high school and college students gives prizes up to $2,500 for published writing on a social justice or human rights topic, in the spirit of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the anti-slavery classic 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'. Entrants must be able to demonstrate that their writing made a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society (e.g., an institutional policy change or a new charitable or activist program that was inspired by the written work). Entries may be poetry, short stories, essays, memoirs, screenplays, news articles, editorials, or posts on student-created and managed blogs. Writing sample should be 1,500 words maximum, plus 250-word statement of impact. Enter by mail or online.
Published: November 22, 2017