SCSC WRiting Contest

SCSC Writing Contest LogoThe SCSC Writing Contest provides students with an opportunity to express themselves through fiction, non-fiction and/or poetry. This contest was established to encourage the love of language and writing for all students and as a way to recognize the talented young writers in south central Minnesota. SCSC is partnering with Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Students in grades K–12 attending public, private or homeschools are eligible to enter. Up to three pieces per category and submissions in multiple categories are welcome. 

2017-18 Theme: Conservation & Sustainability

Entries should relate to one or both of these broad themes. 
Conservation: careful preservation and protection of something
Sustainability: using a resource in a way that it is not depleted or permanently damaged


Contest Info:
SCSC Writing Contest Flier

Scoring Rubric

Dates & Deadlines:

  • Submissions accepted through March 19, 2018.
  • Awards ceremony will be held May 3, 2018.
  • All entries will be published online and winning entries printed in a commemorative booklet.
Pay Entry Fee


Mary Hillmann, 507-389-2509