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WKU English High School Writing Contests

The WKU English Department sponsors annual writing contests in literature, composition, and creative writing for Kentucky high school students. The English Department invites finalists, their teachers, and family to campus for a reception and ceremony each year where they are recognized. The winners receive scholarships if they choose to major or minor in English at WKU and cash prizes whether or not they attend WKU. First Place: $500 Scholarship and $200 cash; Second Place: $300 Scholarship and $100 cash; Third Place: $200 Scholarship and $50 cash. Applications for the 2020-21 Essay Contest available via the contest links at right.

Link to the press release for the 2019-2020 Essay Contest: https://www.wku.edu/english/news/index.php?view=article&articleid=8517

 2020 High School Writing Contest


 Allie Byrn - 2020 Composition winner

2020 Literature  winners: Allie Byrn (1st place, Allen Co. High School). Not pictured: Leah Tabor (2nd place, Bowling Green High School) and Danica Hak (3rd place, Bowling Green High School).

2020 Creative Writing winners

2020 Creative Writing winners: Erna Redzepagic (1st place, Warren Co. High School, bottom right), Nora Perez (2nd place, Stewart Co. High School, bottom left), and Justin Goins (3rd place, McCracken Co. High School, top middle).

2020 Composition Essay winners

2020 Composition Essay winners: Dahlia Siano (1st place, Barren Co. High School, bottom left), Peter Thiessen (2nd place, Station Camp High School, top middle), and Lucille Butler (3rd place, Barren Co. High School, bottom right). 




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 Last Modified 8/10/20