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Home  >  Reading and Writing  >  Creative Contests
Learn about local, regional and national writing and art contests and access a gallery of the entries from children and young people in Alaska.
Postcard Contest
Entry information for Alaska writers of all ages who are invited to submit a postcard of their own design, writing in 100 words or less about their favorite place in Alaska.
Creative Writing Contest
Since 1981, the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Anchorage Daily News have sponsored an annual creative writing contest that has drawn participants of every age from every part of Alaska. LitSite Alaska is pleased to present a listing of contest winners since 1981. In addition, selected winning entries from the 1996 through 2007 and all first place winning entries from 2010 to the present are included.
Pencils Full of Stars
Pencils Full of Stars, a collection of poetry written by elementary children across the Anchorage, Alaska, School District, has been compiled and published each academic year since 1970.
Letters About Literature
This national writing contest is sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book and Target Stores. Read the entries of the Alaskan finalists and semi-finalists.
Poetry Out Loud
This is the annual high school performance poetry challenge for young poets in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. High school students write and perform original poetry.

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