Writing provides a way for us to express and better understand our own feelings, explore the world around us, and even escape into worlds we create on our own. Creative writing has no limit to its scope and impact.
In an effort to encourage youth to pursue creative writing, Army National Guard (ARNG) Child & Youth Services (CYS) has started the ARNG CYS Youth Creative Writing Challenge! Throughout the year, different writing prompts and topics will be presented in our monthly ARNG CYS Newsletter. Youth are then encouraged to submit their own unique compositions related to the topic at the time.
Once submitted, all compositions will be reviewed, with the top compositions being highlighted in our monthly ARNG CYS Newsletter and on the ARNG CYS Website.
We hope youth will consider participating in our ARNG CYS Youth Creative Writing Challenge initiative!!
Beyond information related to the ARNG CYS Youth Creative Writing Challenge, the Newsletter is a great way to keep up with information and resources available to military youth, Soldiers and Families!
Subscribing is easy...it just takes an email address to get started!
Participating youth will be divided into two age groups:
All compositions submitted should not exceed 300 words, unless otherwise noted
ALL compositions must contain only appropriate content - compositions must be free of profanity, derogatory, suggestive or offensive terminology, content of a sexual nature, discriminatory verbiage or any content with the potential to cause physical, mental or emotional harm to specific individuals, groups or organizations
Compositions submitted must be original pieces, written entirely by the youth whose name matches that on the composition submission form
Compositions must be submitted by the deadline provided - late submissions may not be considered for review
Top compositions will be recognized in the monthly ARNG CYS Newsletter and published on the ARNG CYS Website
--> Complete the required fields below to submit your creative writing composition for review! All writing compositions for this month's topic must be completed and submitted by Friday, November 20, 2020 for review.
Participation in this initiative, and subsequent submission of original compositions, carries with it an approval for submitted compositions to be reviewed and shared across various levels within the ARNG CYS Program, as well as on various media platforms - digital, online and printed - at both the local and national levels, without expectation of personal and/or monetary gain.