2013–2014 Teen Creative Writing Competition


  • 1–7 pages, typed. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and a total invention.

  • For both age groups, create a work of fiction.


  • 3–100 lines, typed. A piece of literature written in rhythm and/or rhyme.

  • For both age groups, create a work of poetry of your choice.


Criteria and Submission Requirements


Judges will consider these qualifications when reviewing submissions:

  • Originality
  • Grammatical Correctness and Spelling
  • Organization
  • Word Choice
  • Imagery

Submission Requirements

  • 12-point font
  • Times New Roman, Courier, Helvetica, or Arial font family
  • No graphics or specialty fonts
  • Double-spaced copy
  • Work must be original to the entrant
  • No previously published works accepted
  • 1 work per category accepted

After filling out an entry form, you must then submit your work through e-mail as a Word or text attachment to: Teen Creative Writing Competition 2013 ( tcwc@farmlib.org )

If you do not have an e-mail account, you can contact either Merry Beth (248) 553•6870 or Kevin (248) 553•6264, and we can help you set up a free account.

Please do not include your name on your submission—only the title should be on the work to preserve anonymity in judging.

Submissions accepted from September 24, 2013 through February 21, 2014 by 6 p.m.

All residents and/or students of Farmington/Farmington Hills 7th–12th grade in public, private or parochial schools are eligible.

Fill out an entry form today!


Prizes will be awarded in each category for each age division:

  • First Place: $100
  • Second Place: $75
  • Third Place: $50

Winners will be honored at a small ceremony in Spring, 2014.

Prizes generously donated by Suzanne Sloat and Ray Okonski.