Everything You Need to Know About  the Young Authors Contest in One Place!

The Young Authors' Contest (YAC) contest encourages 1st through 12th grade students to enter a poem and/or short story. Students in public and private schools submit their writing piece to the school-level contest. Each participating school then selects an outstanding poem and short story per grade to compete in the county-wide competition. At the county level of the YAC contest, judges select a first and second place winner for each category and grade level. First place Anne Arundel County poetry and short story winners have their written work forwarded to the state-wide contest. SoMLA (State of Maryland Literacy Association), who sponsors this program, holds a celebration for state winners as part of the SoMLA conference. 
Students have their winning pieces published in an anthology. 

The contest is open to students who attend public or private schools in Anne Arundel County.

Elementary School Contact: Sherrie Ugolini                        sugolini@aacps.org 

Middle/High School Contact: Leah Noreiga                          lnoreiga@aacps.org