“Storytellers of Tomorrow” Creative Writing Contest

Deadline: January 15 Award: Up to $1,000

Let the story you tell earn you a prize.


Let the story you tell earn you a prize.

The Ringling College of Art and Design Creative Writing Program was created to support, empower, and honor young writers. It’s an exciting time to be a writer thanks to the increasing number of narrative possibilities that new technologies and media offer. We believe that well-told stories can speak truths and communicate ideas in a way that nothing else can.

To that end, we’re inviting all high-school-age students to submit unpublished, original English-language stories of up to 2,000 words in length for the 8th Annual “Storytellers of Tomorrow” Contest. The sole criterion for earning prizes in this contest is simply overall quality, meaning that well-edited, engaging, and evocative stories have the best chance of winning over the judges. 

Contest entries will be accepted through January 15, 2023. Watch for the forthcoming Google forms link here, which is the only valid way to submit. In the meantime, please read through the answers in the FAQs tab in preparation of your submission. Thanks, and good luck!

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Please email [email protected] with any questions.

For more information, visit https://www.ringling.edu/writingcontest/