Penguin Random House Creative Writing Competition
The Penguin Random House Creative Writing Competition is open to high school seniors who are attending a high school in New York City. Scholarships are awarded in the areas of original poetry, memoir, fiction, drama and graphic novel compositions.
Awards include (4) first-place awards, (4) second-place awards, (4) third-place awards, (20) Best Of Borough awards, (15) Artist Recognition awards, and (75) Honorable Mention awards. All applicants must be high school seniors attending a New York City public high school.
The scholarship program was established in 1993 and was originally known as the Bertelsmann Foundation's World of Expression Scholarship Program. The purpose of the program has remained the same, to recognize and reward the talent of young writers from NYC.
The competition awards up to $100,000 in scholarships every year to public high school students for original poetry, memoir, fiction, drama and graphic novel compositions.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $500 - $10,000.
For more details, visit www.randomhouse.com/creativewriting/