Scholastic Writing Contest

Writing Contest Submissions Being Accepted

Lancaster Public Library is currently accepting submissions to the Scholastic Writing Contest. Students in grades 7-12 can participate in this national contest. Submission fees are $5.00 for single admissions and $20.00 for senior portfolios. The deadline to upload works and turn in fees and forms is Monday, December 15, 2014. For more information regarding guidelines and category requirements, go to If you have any questions, please contact Jen Richard, or 717-394-2651 x 124.


Writing Contest Judges Needed

Lancaster Public Library, the regional affiliate for the Scholastic Writing Contest, is seeking judges to read and score student works. This is a national contest for students in grades 7 – 12. Judging takes places over three weeks in the end of December to the beginning of January. Judges receive a unique login and go online to read and score submissions. There are many categories, including Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction, and Journalism. One can choose the category that is preferred. Because the judging is done online, works can be read at any time of the day or night. For more information about becoming a judge, please contact Jen Richard at or 717-394-2651 x 124.