Welcome to the 2022 Young Writers Contest

KET Education is excited to announce that our Young Writers Contest is back for 2022 – with more than a few enhancements! Take a peek at our new, inclusive grade levels and even a new category… Graphic Novels! Check out all the categories, writing resources, rules, rubrics, even past winners then, get creating! The contest deadline is April 15, 2022. We can’t wait to share the creativity and imagination of talented students from across the Commonwealth!


Crash! Pow! Bang! Zoom!

With ever-increasing popularity, Graphic Novels have become a go-to reading medium for children and adults alike. Join KET Education for a series of conversations with today’s authors, graphic novelists, and artists! Hear about their process, their inspiration, their creative backgrounds, and have the opportunity to have your questions answered!  


Contest Categories

Illustrated Stories | PreK-12

Written work with associated visual illustrations, created through any choice of mediums. 

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Graphic Novels | K-12

Written work with strongly integrated visual illustrations that has a purposeful narrative.

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Poetry | K-12

Written work made of carefully chosen words to create images or explore an idea

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Short Stories | K-12

Well-crafted work of fiction that consists only of text and has a clear beginning, middle, and end.

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Winners will be awarded by grade band, with first place receiving a $100 gift card, second place receiving a $50 gift card, and third place receiving a $25 gift card. Winning works will also be published online.

Additional Resources

Resources for Writers

View free writing and art resources to instruct and inspire students.

Past Winners

Enjoy a selection of past Young Writers Contest winners.

Associated Rights

Review the rights associated with the Young Writers Contest.