Past 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.

2018 Gold Key edition 

2018 Silver Key edition

2018 Honorable Mention edition

2017 Gold Key edition 

2017 Silver Key edition

2017 Honorable Mention edition 


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.



Congratulations to our talented Missouri (and Kansas) writers!

2019 Scholastic Award Winners

Read the 2019 editions of Missouri Youth Writes

publishing all of the winning entries: Gold, Silver &

Honorable Mention

Submission Information
Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019

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:

PO Box 800

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.