Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest

December 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – January 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and Bethesda Magazine have partnered to encourage adults and high school students to write a 500-word essay and/or 4,000 word short story about any topic for the Essay & Short Story Contest.

The first-place adult (ages 18 and over) winners in each category will be awarded $500 and be published in Bethesda Magazine; second place winners will be awarded $250; third place winners will receive $150; and honorable mentions will be awarded $75 each. The first-place winners will also receive a free class and membership to The Writer’s Center.

High school winners will be awarded $250 for first place; $100 for second place and $50 for third place. Bethesda Magazine will print the first place Essay and Short Story.

All winners’ essays and short stories will be published on the Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Urban Partnership’s websites and will be honored at a special event during the Local Writer’s Showcase, April 25-26, 2019.

Entries for the Essay & Short Story Contest must be received by Friday, January 18, 2019. For entry requirements and eligibility, please call 301-215-6660 or visit the website:


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