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National Council of Teachers of English High School Junior Writing Contest DEADLINE February 15

2021 AAW Prompt: My Community.

Sharing who we are connects us to one another and furthers understanding. In this piece, take readers inside a community* that is important to you. Convey the beauty you see there. Compose a piece of writing in a genre and format that best expresses what you would like others to know about your community. Writing options include–but are not limited to–poetry, short story, personal narrative, essay, or graphic storytelling.

Juniors in the current academic school year are eligible to be nominated by their school’s English department. Nominations should be based on whether the writer exhibits the power to inform and move an audience through language. Entries are only accepted from teachers; students may not self-nominate.