The International Atwood Society Writing Competition
The International Atwood Society Writing Competition stands as a vibrant testament to the enduring legacy of Margaret Atwood, one of the most influential literary voices of our time. This competition, while drawing inspiration from Margaret Atwood’s diverse literary career, encourages participants to push the boundaries of traditional storytelling. It’s an opportunity for young writers to explore various genres and styles, demonstrating their versatility and ability to adapt to different literary forms. This annual competition brings together the enduring legacy of Margaret Atwood with the fresh perspectives of new writers. Emphasizing diversity and inclusivity, the International Atwood Society Writing Competition invites young writers from all cultural backgrounds to contribute their voices. This contest values the power of diverse storytelling and how it can be used to build bridges across different cultures and experiences. It’s a celebration of how global narratives can come together to form a rich tapestry of literary expression. Participants can choose to compete in the Creative Writing Segment, Argumentative Writing Segment, or both. Essay prompts will be released on 01 July 2024.
12 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
(GMT +8) Singapore
Junior & Senior (elementary, middle, high school)
No region restriction
Previous editions of this event have been participated by various institutions, including:
Illuminating the path for creative exploration and bold storytelling.
From the very first edition, the competition set itself apart by offering a unique platform where creative freedom and literary experimentation were not just encouraged but celebrated. It became a space where young writers, free from the constraints of rigid thematic boundaries, could explore a myriad of styles, genres, and subjects, reflecting the diverse and dynamic nature of contemporary literature. Year after year, the competition witnessed a stunning array of entries. From poignant poetry to daring dystopian narratives, each submission was a window into the evolving perspectives and imaginative capacities of young minds. The diversity of these entries mirrored the vastness of Atwood's own literary landscape, yet each work was distinct, marked by the individual's unique voice and vision.