Sponsoring Institution: Princeton University

Type: Writing Contests

Eligibility: U.S and International students in the eleventh grade can participate

Application Deadline: Details posted annually in the Fall (Poetry Contest)
End of March (Princeton Play Contest)

Highlight: Princeton is a top tier, prestigious Ivy League institution that tops many students’ college lists; it’s a to which college students aim high and work hard to gain admission. Now, what if I told you this school not only provided academic excellence post secondary… but also offered some pretty cool writing contest scholarships for eleventh graders in the US and even internationally?  The Ten-minute play contest is a writing contest where students create a play uniques to them, maximum 10 pages long (1 page equals 1 minute). The genre is totally up to the student… which means it can be anything you want it to be, as long as you follow the format guidelines. The  Leonard L. Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Prize is a writing contest that recognizes outstanding poetry of students in the 11th grade. This writing contest aims to encourage the inclusion of poetry in the high school English curriculum. In addition to having an opportunity for taking an interesting foray into playwriting and poetry, you will also have the opportunity to win $500 for first-place, $250 for second-place and $100 for third-place! With all that being said, don’t be shy! It’s not every day you get to submit an application to Princeton for free with the possibility of winning money. So now’s the time to strut your best grade 11 English stuff to see how rewarding applying to Princeton can be!!

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