Young Authors' Contest

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:04pm


  • Students may enter an original short story or poem.
  • Entries and cover sheet must be saved as a Word document, with no less than 12 point font using Times New Roman
  • All entries must include a completed "Cover Sheet" signed by the student, parent, and teacher. A copy of the  Cover Sheet can be found here:  File YA Student Coversheet, 2019-20.docx
  • Save an electronic copy of the entry and cover sheet.  All Lisbon winners will need to submit both electronic copies to
  • Student names should be on the cover sheet, not the entry.
  • Entries must be the student's original work; however, adults may provide help with editing conventions. 
  • NO graphics
  • Entries of a violent nature will be deemed inappropriate
  • Each story may range from a minimum of 2 paragraphs to no more than 3 typed pages


Students must submit a printed copy of the cover sheet and entry on or before December 2, 2019.


The judging committee will select a First Place and Honorable Mention for each grade. Our First place winners from each grade will judged at the county level then possibly the state level.


Happy Writing!