2016 Young Georgia Authors State WINNERS

Two students won first place in the state competition! Congratulations to Annelise Ashley-Pritchett from West End Elementary School and Emma Rose Bailey from Rome High School!
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2016 Young Georgia Authors State Winners

2016 Young Georgia Authors NWGA RESA WINNERS

Rome City Schools had five first place winners in the regional Young Georgia Authors writing contest! In addition to the five first place winners, RCS also had two second place winners and two third place winners for a total of nine winners in all! The Young Georgia Authors writing competition is a prestigious competition that has been engaging Georgia students for more than two decades and is open to any student currently enrolled in Georgia public schools, grades K-12. The competition is sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) with the Georgia Department of Education support and cooperation.

The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.
Unlike many writing competitions, the YGA does not provide a prompt to which students must respond or provide any other boundaries to their genre choice or creativity beyond a five-page maximum length limit (if typed, Times New Roman,12 point font, double-spaced). Entries may include:
  • Short Stories
  • Poetry
  • Essays/Literary Criticism/Analysis
  • Journalism
  • Academic/Research Reports
  • Personal Narratives
  • Any Other Original Student Writing 
Rome City Schools is proud to have so many amazing writers!