Receive contest materials. Begin state-wide distribution.
The Scholastic Writing Awards Contest begins. Registration open; submissions accepted.

Deadline for Missouri Writing Region submissions.

Missouri Writing Region Awards are announced. Award emails are sent to winners, inviting them, their families, and teachers to the state award ceremony at the Missouri Write-to-Learn Conference. Gold award pieces are forwarded for national judging.

Award Ceremony at Write-to-Learn.

National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

Missouri Youth Write, an anthology of all works receiving Gold, Silver, or Honorable Mention awards, will be published online.

Submission Information
Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018

Go to to 

  • Register
  • Complete contest entry forms (print and sign one copy of each form)
  • Upload contest writing entries

Pay the Contest Fee Online or Submit a Fee Waiver Request*
Fees: $5.00 for each individual category submission and $20.00 for each portfolio submission.​ 

Mail to:

HUM 410

Warrensburg, MO 64093

*Students for whom fees would be a barrier to participation, including those who currently qualify under the Federal School Lunch Act for the Free and Reduced Lunch program, may submit a request on school letterhead, signed by a teacher or administrator, that their fees be waived. Fee waivers must be mailed in with a signed copy of the contest entry form.

Students who are 12 years old or younger may not sign up or submit contest entries online. They should obtain a paper submission entry form at and mail or deliver their signed entry forms, fees, and contest entries.

2017 Scholastic Winners


The winning students' writings from the Missouri Writing Region for the national Scholastic writing contest comprise each edition of Missouri Youth Write, a journal sponsored by the Missouri Council of Teachers of English.

Read the 2017 Gold Key edition of Missouri Youth Write

Read the 2017 Silver Key edition of Missouri Youth Write

Read the 2017 Honorable Mention edition of Missouri Youth Write



Congratulations to all of the 2018 Missouri Writing Region writers!

2018 List of All Winners

There is no doubt that Missouri has the best youth writers! 


The Missouri Regional Affiliate for the annual Scholastic Writing Awards Contest and Program is sponsored by University of Central Missouri, Greater Kansas City Writing Project, The Missouri Writing Projects Network, and the Missouri Association of Teachers of English.