Creative writing contest offers Shelby County Schools students cash prizes and self-expression


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By Cole Bradley, for High Ground News

Peer Power is hosting a creative writing contest with cash prizes for Shelby County Schools students in the ninth through twelfth grades during the 2019-20 school year. 

It asks students to speak to issues surrounding themes like the novel coronavirus, technology, the power of choice, and goal-setting. Students can submit short fiction and nonfiction stories.

Peer Power developed the contest as a way to continue assisting students academically while their out of school and encourage emotional mindfulness.

“Every day there is news that changes their expectations for the immediate future,” said Sydney Wright, Peer Power’s contest coordinator and director of storytelling.

“This contest gives the students a stable platform to express the emotional reactions they are having every day. It can help those students organize their ever-changing emotional responses and thoughts into an understandable form …”

Submissions are due May 22. Keep reading>>


Feature Image by Brandon Dill

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