WKU seeking entries for fifth annual English high school writing contests


The Western Kentucky University (WKU) English department is sponsoring writing contests in literature, composition and creative writing for Kentucky high school students.

The department invites finalists, their teachers, and family to campus for a reception and ceremony each year where they are recognized. The winners receive scholarships if they choose to major or minor in English at WKU and cash prizes whether or not they attend WKU.

Prizes include:

  • First place: $500 scholarship and $150 cash
  • Second place: $300 scholarship and $100 cash
  • Third place: $200 scholarship and $50 cash

Applications and essays are due March 4, 2022. The recognition ceremony will be held March 26, 2022.

Visit the WKU website for more information on essay prompts, applications and contest rules.