The writing contest celebrates the Center for Black Literature’s 20th Anniversary Jubilee: Honoring Our Legacy and Celebrating the Black Literary Arts and the National Council of Teachers of English’s annual National Day on Writing.
All students currently enrolled in secondary/high school or college, including community college, are encouraged to participate by writing and submitting their own essays, prose, or fiction.
- High school students (includes juniors and seniors): first place $3,000; second place $1,500
- College students (includes community, comprehensive, and senior colleges): first place $4,000; second place $2,000
The application deadline is Monday, May 23, 2022. If you have any questions or require further information please contact, NCTEAwards@ncte.org.