Just for Teens

2017 Young People’s Creative Writing Contest

Pencil on paper. Photo by Thought Catalog on UnsplashSubmit an original poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes!

Entry Period: October 14 – November 18


You may enter the contest if you are:

  • between the ages of 10 and 18 at the time of entry
  • a resident of Morris County


  • Poetry – one poem, no more than 300 words
  • Short story – no more than 1,500 words

You may enter both categories, but you may only submit one entry per category.

How to Enter

Please email your entry as a Word document or PDF attachment to [email protected]

Be sure to include the following information in the body of your email (you can copy and paste the required info categories below into your email):

Phone number:
Email address:
Category: Poetry / Short Story
Title of entry:

Winners will be notified by phone and/or email after all entries have been judged.

Creative Writing Workshop

Open book with blank pagesAttend a CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP to help get you started or help you along the way to a prize-winning entry! For ages 10-18.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time:  7 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Public Meeting Room

Register by calling 973-285-6980.

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