Young Authors’ Contest Information Available

Salisbury, MD — The Eastern Shore Literacy association is proud to announce its annual Young Authors’ Contest information is available to all schools in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. Being tagged the Grammy’s of Student Writing, the Young Authors’ Contest continues to pull together the highest quality of writing from across the many schools on the Lower Eastern Shore.

“We are very excited to continue the tradition of the Young Authors’ Contest,” Brian Cook, who is in this third year co-chairing the contest, explained. “In the past two years we have made it a mission to get as many schools involved as possible. We have reached most of the public schools, numerous private schools, and had homeschool students submit last year, which was a first.”

The contest consists of two categories original poetry and short stories in grades 1-12; the addition of first grade is new this year. Students may submit one entry into each category in their respective grade-level. Contest posters and student cover sheets were distributed to past participants and teachers this week.  School districts will receive their posters and cover sheet information this week.

All submissions must be submitted in two separate files — student entry and student cover sheet — using Microsoft Word. Each entry should be emailed to by the entry deadline of December 2, 2019.

Individuals who place in the top three in their respective category will receive a finalist postcard inviting them to the annual awards banquet at Salisbury University in March.

Individuals looking for further information regarding the Young Authors’ Contest can e-mail co-chairs Brian Cook and Lizanne Wallace at


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