KET Education is excited to announce the 2023 Young Writers Contest is open for submissions! The annual contest seeks to celebrate creativity through four categories of writing – Illustrated Story, Short Story, Poetry, and Graphic Novels. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2023. Entries are accepted from public, private, parochial, and homeschool learning spaces within Kentucky. Winners will be announced no later than May 30, 2023.
Looking for inspiration? You can read the last year’s winning stories and poems as well as listen to audio versions from the authors themselves! Plus, don’t miss our new Creative Writing Toolkits that supply classroom-ready lessons and activities to guide you in introducing and exploring our contest categories.
Register now for virtual visits
As if back-to-school isn’t exciting enough, we’re excited to announce the authors, illustrators, and creators included in the 2022-2023 On the Same Page series!
These 30-minute, LIVE, FREE, virtual sessions will bring award-winning, nationally recognized, and published creators directly to your students to explore the variety of processes, inspirations, and backgrounds found within the world of writing and illustrating. In addition to learning from, and working alongside these authors, copies of authors’ works will be given away during each session. Check out the line-up and register now to secure your spot.
Illustrated Stories | PreK-12
Written work with associated visual illustrations, created through any choice of mediums.
Poetry | K-12
Written work made of carefully chosen words to create images or explore an idea
Prizes are awarded at various levels within each category and include $100 Amazon gift cards for 1st places, $50 Amazon gift cards for 2nd places, and $25 Amazon gift cards for 3rd places.
Learn more about the Young Writers Contest judging process.
Enjoy a selection of past Young Writers Contest winners.
Review the rights associated with the Young Writers Contest.
Hear about process straight from professional poets, graphic novelists, authors and visual artists.
New toolkits with classroom-ready lessons to introduce Graphic Novel, Poetry, Illustrated Story and Short Story experiences in your learning spaces.