The student contest is open only to Montgomery County residents and there is no fee for student entries.
First prize for the student competition is $250.
All entries MUST follow the format described below. But there are separate eligibility requirements for students and adults.
- There are no restrictions on subject matter.
-Entries must be typed, 10 point or 12 point sized font, double-spaced, no more than 26 lines per page, one-inch margins and numbered pages.
-All stories must be fewer than 4,000 words and unpublished
-Writer's name should NOT appear on the first page.
Place a title on the first page.
The writer's name should NOT appear on subsequent pages of the story. Any identifying information included on the cover page will be removed and a number will be assigned to the entry before it is sent to the judges.
-Entries will be judged and will not be returned.
-First prize for the student competition is $250 and an invitation to speak briefly about the story as part of the 26th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in October 2023.
-Two runner-up prizes of $100 each will be awarded at the festival.
The winning entries will be available online.
Questions may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org