Social Distancing Writing Contest

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The Academy at Charlemont and 2-West Magazine, a student-run, inter-school literary magazine launched by The Academy’s Inter-school Relations council in the spring of 2019, present a Social Distancing Writing Contest!

  • 2-West will publish its Spring 2020 issue in late May; submissions for this issue are open until April
  • All writing submissions received from 12- to 18-year-old members of Franklin, Hampshire, or Berkshire Counties in Massachusetts or Windham County in Vermont will be considered for the contest, as well as for publication in the issue.
  • Participants may submit as many entries as they would like, but each participant is eligible for only one prize.
  • There will be two divisions, one for students 12–14 and one for students 15–18.
  • First place in each division will receive a $50 gift certificate to Broadside Bookshop in Northampton. Second place in each division will receive a $25 gift certificate, and third place in each division will receive a $10 gift certificate.
  • Academy humanities faculty and 2-West’s student editors will judge and award prizes
  • Winning pieces of writing will be published in the Spring 2020 issue of 2-West as well as on The Academy’s social media pages.
  • Submit here by April 20th!