Bennington College is accepting submissions from high school students around the world for its 2023-24 Young Writers Awards.
This annual competition, which accepts entries in poetry, fiction and nonfiction, is free and open to all ninth-twelfth graders. A first-, second- and third-place winner is selected in each of the categories, with cash prizes up to $1,000 awarded.
Young Writers Award finalists and winners are also eligible for undergraduate scholarships at Bennington. Young Writers Awards finalists who enroll at Bennington will receive a $10,000 scholarship every year for four years, for a total of $40,000. Young Writers Awards winners who enroll at Bennington will receive a $15,000 scholarship every year for four years, for a total of $60,000.
Submissions for the 2023-24 Young Writers Awards will be accepted through Nov. 1. Winners will be announced in spring 2024.