Florida Council of Teachers of English
2018 Writing Awards

Instructions and Guidelines for 
Teachers and Student Writers

1. Any Florida teacher of English may sponsor a MAXIMUM of FIVE student nominees.

2. Any Florida student (grades 6-12) may submit up to three entries in up to three of the five categories: 

(1) Poetry 
(2) Fiction (1500 word max.) 
(3) Script/Screenplay 
(4) Personal Essay or memoir (1500 word max) 
(5) Non-fiction/Other Essays (literary analysis, persuasion, journalism -1500 word max).

3. A single selection (one poem, one piece of fiction, one work of drama, or one work of non-fiction) constitutes an entry.

4. The student’s name, teacher’s name, and school name MUST NOTappear on any page of the entry. This information must be on the entry formONLY. Title pages should NOT be submitted.

5. All entries must be submitted in electronic form and saved as the title of their piece and must be accompanied by a separate entry form. Please submit as an editabledocument, NOT PDF.

6. Term paper/research papers will NOT be accepted. Critical analyses which reference published works are acceptable.

7. Students or teachers must keep copies of entries, as they will not be returned to you.

FCTE Awards for Students and Teacher
2017 Writing Awards

If you have not completed these steps, the entry will automatically be DISQUALIFIED.

The entry form can be accessed online here or click on Download Entry Form. Once completed, the entry form and the student work should be attached as TWO SEPARATE ATTACHMENTS.

Understand that in submitting the work, you are verifying that it is the authentic, original work of the student. You will receive an acknowledgement via email once your entry and entry form have been received and accepted.

Winners receive a certificate of merit, recognition at the FCTE Fall Conference, a $100.00 cash award, and copies of the Student Writing Anthology, Gulfstream.

Submit entries via email to: 

Joanna Fox
Writing Awards Chair

Please submit all award questions to:

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