16TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF YOUNG WRITERS

GRADES K-12

Photo by Brigid Pierce

Each year ASAP! invites young writers grades K-12 to submit writing for its annual Celebration of Young Writers and to participate in this inspiring literary project. Students will be given a chance to share their work and be published on the ASAP! website. A panel of judges will select exceptional pieces through a blind process where all names and schools are removed.

ASAP!’s top selected young writers from across the state will read their work at a special outdoor event for their families on July 23 in Washington, CT. Leading up to this special event, they will work with coaches and rehearse from home in preparation for presenting their work alongside ASAP!’s Inter-District Strings students and the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.

Thank you to our event host, The Maurice Sendak Foundation

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

● Writings must be 400 words or less and may include: poetry, short story,
    short play, or an act from a play.
● Students in grades K-12 are eligible to submit.
● Only one entry is allowed per student.
● Teachers, parents, or students themselves may submit.
● All submissions must be made electronically by following the link below.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE APRIL 29, 2021

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PAM & JACK BAKER

SUMMER CAMP

JULY & AUG 2021, IN-PERSON

Connect with nature, connect with each other,
and discover yourself through the arts.

CYW 2021

SUBMIT BY APRIL 29, 2021

Writers in grades k-12 are invited to submit their work
for a chance to perform their work at our July event.

FRANK MCCOURT PRIZE

NOMINATE BY APRIL 15 2021

Honor a teacher who has sparked a love of learning
in their students in this especially challenging year.