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2022 Short Story & Essay Contest

Bethesda Magazine and the Bethesda Urban Partnership sponsor an annual competition for local writers. This year, 128 adults and high school students entered the short story contest, and 130 adults and high school students entered the essay contest. The writers who placed in the contests were awarded cash prizes ranging from $25 to $500.

Short Story Contest

Adult Short Story Contest

High School Short Story Contest

Essay Contest

Adult Essay Contest

High School Essay Contest

Judges

Meet the judges of this year’s writing competition.

This story appears in the July/August 2022 issue of Bethesda Magazine.