The Young Authors Writing Competition

HolidColumbia College Chicago's Young Authors Competition 2017ay Break is a great time to write and enter work in Columbia College Chicago’s Young Authors Writing Competition!


The Young Authors Writing Competition is an annual contest for high school-aged writers from around the world. Awards and cash prizes are given to top student writers in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, and an awards ceremony is held on our campus in the spring.

Submissions open on November 27, 2019, and will remain open until January 30, 2020. The contest is open to students attending grades 9-12.

For more information and to submit to the contest, visit our website. And mark your calendars! Our awards ceremony, open to all who enter the contest along with their families, teachers, and friends, will be held at our Chicago campus on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us

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