High School Writing Contest
The University of Idaho Hemingway Festival High School Writing Contest was created to develop young writers in our communities and show students how they have the power to change the world through the written word. With this in mind, the English Department and the College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences are excited to celebrate the lasting legacy of Hemingway's presence in Idaho by offering the U of I Hemingway Festival High School Writing Contest. In the spirit of Mary Hemingway’s vision for establishing the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, this contest was designed “for the purposes of awakening, sustaining an interest in, promoting, fostering, stimulating, supporting, improving and developing literature and all forms of literary composition and expression” (Mary Hemingway, 1965).
This year’s submission period will run from Dec. 1, 2017, through Jan. 20, 2018, and is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Decisions will be made by Feb. 10, 2018.
Enter in any or all categories:
- Fiction – Including short stories, flash fiction, etc.
- Creative Nonfiction – Including personal narrative, memoir, travel stories, journalism feature stories, etc.
- Academic Essay – Including research papers, etc. All academic essays must have a theme relating to Ernest Hemingway.
- Poetry – Including individual poems and collections of up to five poems.
- Submission Period: December 1, 2017 – January 20, 2018
- Eligibility: Open to regional high school juniors and seniors.
- Entry Fee: Free