Do you have a passion to write a short fictional story about the future? 


NYFPS has a wonderful opportunity for New York State students to participate in an annual essay competition where students write fictional short stories (1,500 words or less) related to each year topics. 


The Top 3 Winners in each of the following divisions below have the amazing opportunity to have their entry be entered into the International Scenario Writing Competition. At the international stage, entries from the top New York State winners will be evaluated against submissions from across the United States as well as those from other countries!  


Participants are divided into three divisions:

Grades 4 - 6 (Junior Division)
Grades 7 - 9 (Middle Division)
Grades 10 - 12 (Senior Division)



This is an amazing opportunity for students to stimulate their creativity and improve their writing skills. Submissions will be evaluated to provide feedback. 



This year's topics can be found here


To register for the competition send an email to our Executive Director for official rules and more details. 


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