Youth Writing Contest

"The Person I Most Admire & Why"
Deadline: February 28, 2014


Enter the Bethesda Literary Festival Youth Writing Contest and tell us in your own words about the person who inspires you most, and why.
Click here for the entry form.

Up to 15 essay winners will be selected and featured in Washington Parent. Winners will be honored, along with their teacher, at a special event held during the Bethesda Literary Festival, April 11-13, 2014. Winners also receive great prizes!

Entry Requirements

  • Only hard copies (handwritten or typed) will be accepted.
  • Essays must be between 100–500 words in length.
  • Writers must be in grades K–8 and students of schools located in, or residents of, Montgomery County, MD.
  • The entry form must be completed and submitted with essay.
  • All entries must be postmarked on or before February 28, 2014.
  • NO FAXES OR EMAILS will be accepted.

Submit entry form and essay to:
Youth Writing Contest
Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Contact Valerie Hillman at 301-215-6660, Ext. 117 or

2013 Youth Writing Contest Winners


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