JSU Competitions for High School Students
Imagining the Holocaust Writing Competition (Grades 7-12) / March
English faculty at JSU developed the idea of “Imagining the Holocaust,”
a writing contest designed to teach Holocaust history and its
continuing influence in today's world. The latest competition will be
open to many kinds of writing, from essays to more creative approaches
in poetry and fiction. Entries will be due on March 1 of every year
(when that date falls during the weekend, entries will be due the
following Monday), and prizes, including U.S. Savings Bonds worth $100,
$75, and $50 to the top three winners in each category, will be awarded.
The top winners will also be invited to participate in JSU's annual
Holocaust Memorial Commemoration in April.
contact Susan Ashley, contest coordinator, grades 9- 12 (256.782-8483
or firstname.lastname@example.org), Margaret Copeland, contest coordinator, grades 7
and 8 (256.782- 5454 or email@example.com), or Steven Whitton (256.782- 5414 or firstname.lastname@example.org) at JSU's Department of English for further information.
JSU Language Arts Olympiad (Grades 5-8) / April
Schools take teams to participate. Olympiad normally takes place at the end of April.
To receive a brochure and registration form, contact Gloria Horton at (256) 782-5409 or email@example.com
JSU Writer's Bowl (Grades 9-12) / October
Writers' Bowl normally takes place at the end of October.
What: A team writing competition for high school 10th, 11th, and 12th graders competing in the areas of Poetry, Drama, and Fiction
Also, an individual essay writing competition for Writers Bowl team members only
Fee: A registration fee of $30.00
per team is due when registering for the competition. This fee is used
for awards and other materials pertinent to the competition.