Contests

ÉLAN Middle School Writing Contest

Élan celebrates the work of students between 6th and 8th grades in our annual Middle School Writing Contest. The winner of the contest is awarded a certificate and publication of their work on the Élan magazine blog.

Students can submit in any form, including poetry (of any length and style), fiction (of up to 5,000 words), and nonfiction (essays up to 3,000 words).

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 contest below. Visit our blog to read the work of this year’s winner!

FIRST PLACE WINNER

“Grief” by Janna Tannous

SECOND PLACE WINNER

“Questions of the Youth” by Erion P. Sanders

THIRD PLACE WINNERS

“The Roaring Himalayas” by Rehan Sheikh

“Untitled” by John Walker

Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to all who entered! Information on the guidelines for the 2021 contest will be posted here in January 2021.