2018 Writing Contest Sponsored by Honor Society

Eta Sigma Alpha National Honor Society Writing Contest

The Eta Zeta Chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Honor Society is proud to announce the 2018 Writing Contest.  The Eta Zeta chapter serves Alamance, Guilford, Rockingham, and the nearby counties. Their goals are the same as those of the National Honor Society: leadership, community service, networking and scholarship. Members are expected to act with integrity in all they do. The Eta Zeta Chapter started in August 2005 in Alamance County, North Carolina. Since then more than fifty students have been inducted. Several of those students have now graduated from college and are pursuing further education or job opportunities.

Meetings of the Chapter are now held in the Alamance County-Burlington Area, but students from Greensboro, High Point, and the rest of the Piedmont-Triad are welcomed!

Contest Details & Requirements

Entry Categories

  •  Creative Writing (fictional)
  •  Informative Essay (historical, biographical, research, etc)
  •  Poetry (free verse or otherwise)

Poetry entries have a fifty-line maximum for all age groups.

Grade Sections

  •  K-2 Entries must have a minimum of 150 words
  •  3-5 Entries must have a minimum of 250 words
  •  6-8 Entries must have a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1500 words
  •  9-12 Entries must have a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1500 words

All submitted works in middle and high school must be in MLA format, as found on the Purdue Online Writing Lab Website.

A sample essay can be found if you CLICK HERE.

MLA 8 style in-text citations and a “works cited” page will be required for any outside sources.

All entries for all grade levels must include an author name, title, and date.

Registration & Deadlines

The deadline for all submissions is Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Entries must be submitted via EMAIL , except under special circumstances. Rubrics for all three entry categories are below, or go directly to their website to download them and register for the contest.

The registration fee is $5 per child, with a $10 maximum per family.

Payment can be made online using PayPal at the time of registration. Registration is currently open, and you can CLICK TO REGISTER.

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Prizes & Awards

The first place winners in each entry category and grade level will receive trophies. Second place winners will receive medals.

An awards ceremony will be held at Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, NC, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Winners will read their submissions at the ceremony. Family and friends are welcome.

For more information please visit the Eta Zeta WEBSITE.

Category Rubrics

Click to Download them here or visit the Homeschool Honor Society’s website.



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