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 Association of Teachers of English.

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

January 5, 2018:
Deadline for Missouri Writing Region submissions.

January 2018:
 All scoring will be online. Please email Katie Kline if you wish to serve as a juror.​

February 2018:
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.

February 2018:
Award Ceremony at Write-to-Learn.

May/June 2018:
National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

June 2018:
Missouri Youth Write, an anthology of all works receiving Gold, Silver, or Honorable Mention awards, will be published online.

Missouri Youth Write

Read through the expansive list of this year's Missouri Scholastic Writing Region Awards contest winners and their submissions in Missouri Youth Write.

The latest edition features the collection of award-winning student material, including examples of fiction, poetry, essays and memoirs. In February students are honored at an awards ceremony as a part of the Write to Learn Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

A quick quide to the previous Missouri Scholastic Writing Region Awards list of winners is also available.

Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


​Any questions? Contact Katie Kline
Or, you can call us at 816-WRITE97.




Submission Information
Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018.
Sign Up and Submit Contest Entries Online

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.​ 

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.

Mail to:
PO Box 8900
Kansas, City, MO 64114

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.



Contact Information


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

 Missouri Writing Region Leadership Team
Keri Franklin (
Katie Kline (
Amy Lannin (

Susan Martens (
Barbara Price (
Julie Sheerman (

Nancy Singer (

2016 Missouri Youth Writes

A publication of the Missouri Region's Scholastic Writing Awards

2015 Missouri Youth Write Winners
View Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mentions for 2015

Past Missouri Youth Write Winners
 View Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mentions for 2013

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View Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mentions for 2012

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View Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mentions for 2011

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View Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mentions for 2010

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View Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mentions for 2009