What:  Contest for Young Writers Ages 10 to 18

When: Deadline is August 15, 2008

Cost: FREE — NO Entry Fee

Prizes:1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, and Honorable Mentions will be selected for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry in each category; First place winners will be published in the November Delaware Beach Life magazine.


Middle School Students, ages 10 to 13

High School Students, ages 14 to 18

* writers do not have to be Delaware residents

Contest Rules:

Each story or essay must be 1,500 words or less. Up to 3 poems per entry or 150 lines.Type the entry title on a separate cover sheet with your name, address, age you will be on June 15, 2007, name of school, home phone number and email address. Indicate whether the entry is FICTION or CREATIVE NONFICTION or POETRY and the number of words or lines.

Age category will be determined by age of author on June 15, 2008. There is no entry fee for this contest. Enter as often as you wish, but mail each entry separately.

All entries must be typed in 12-point font. They must be original, unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere until the winners are announced. No email entries.Submit entry via regular mail on single-sided 8-1/2 x 11 white paper. Entries will not be returned. All entries must be postmarked by August 15, 2008.Winners will be notified by September 30, 2008. If you have not been contacted by this date, you may assume that your entry is not a finalist.First-place winners in each category will be published in the November issue of Delaware Beach Life. Other submissions may be published in local newspapers. Winners’ names and story titles will appear on our website by September 30, 2008.


Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild

Young Writers Contest

PO Box 1326

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

A reading and reception will be held in November for all participants, their parents, and teachers.

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  1. Charya Jayaratne

    I would like to join this contest,but i have few problems like i am several miles away from Rehoboth Beach,Basically am in Sri lanka.
    And i no idea how am going to Be in contact with the Contest But even still i shall send my original Essay of my The best Assignments.!
    Hope to Get a reply soon….

  2. Charya Jayaratne

    im looking forward to write more poems.. and not to forget to take part in the compertion


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