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    Young Writers Awards 2020-2021

    Students in the 9th-12th grades during the academic year are invited to submit one entry by the November 1 deadline:

    > Poetry: a group of three poems. 
    Poems must be typed. Each page must clearly show the author's name.

    > Fiction: a short story or one-act play. 
    Short stories must be typed, double-spaced, and fewer than 1500 words. Scripts must be typed, double-spaced, and run no more than 30 minutes (playing time). Each page must clearly show the author's name.

    > Nonfiction: a personal or academic essay.
    Stories and nonfiction must be typed, double-spaced, and fewer than 1500 words. Each page must clearly show the author's name.

    All entries must be original work and sponsored by a high school teacher.  Winning entries will be published under the Newsroom section and the Young Writers section on the Bennington College website in the spring. Authors retain all other copyrights. We are unable to return submissions. For more information, please call Bennington College at 800-833-6845 or email admissions@bennington.edu.

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