South Carolina Honors College Writing Contest

The South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina invites your students to enter the sixth annual South Carolina Honors College Writing Contest for a chance to win cash prizes and a publishing opportunity. The contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors who are residents of South Carolina. This year’s topic is “How should we improve the state of South Carolina?” Students may respond in any genre (fiction, drama, poetry, essay) in 750 words or less.

Grand Judge is Dr. Walter Edgar, author, editor, historian and radio host.

Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. The entries of finalists and winners will be published in a young writers anthology by the South Carolina Honors College.

Students must be residents of South Carolina. The deadline is Monday, October 29, 2018. See how it works, access the contest rules and entry form and encourage your students to get started right away!

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all the entries!


South Carolina Honors College

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