2019 is our 39th year for the NFB Writers' Division's writing contest for youth and adults. It opens for submissions February 1st and will close April 30th.

Below are important links: to contest guidelines; instructions on how to pay contest fees; lists of past winners; in some cases anthology's of the work of yearly contest winners.

The guidelines for our 2019 writing contests can be read or downloaded below.

Paying for your submissions to our contest:

Note: As stated in the guidelines, only the adult contest requires a fee to enter; the youth contest is free. Carefully read the guidelines for the contest you are entering.

There are two options for paying contest fees:
#1 PayPal is a very convenient and safe method, and there is a PayPal button below that you can use. It allows for two kinds of payment options--Pay by a credit card, or by means of a PayPal account.
#2 As outlined in the adult guidelines, it is acceptable to send a check or money order. Consult the guidelines for further instructions.

Paying by PayPal:

Note: The button is a donation button and it will do what we need. First, after reading the guidelines, and you know how much you are needing to pay, Hit on the button and enter the total you owe. Second, choose your method for payment, either credit card or PayPal account. Third, in the form for instructions to the seller, tell us what your payment is covering. Example: one fiction story, or two non-fiction stories, or nine poems, etc. Finally send the payment on its way. PayPal will then send us an email of your transaction, outlining your payment.

Archive of Past contest winners

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