Writing Awards

Since 2002 we have offered one cash award per school district to a senior who has shown talent and interest in the writing field and/or will be pursuing a degree in the writing field.


1. Must be a senior planning on furthering their education at a college

2. Should have one of the following qualifications:

• Is entering the field of writing, print journalism or English education

• Has shown outstanding work on the high school newspaper / yearbook or Highschool Highlights

3. Submit:

(a)Resume of activities and future plans

(b) Approx. 300 word essay  (topic TBA)

(c)Teacher or administrator recommendation letter

Deadline: Submit to Daily American Writing Award, 334 W. Main St., Somerset, PA 15501 by April 4th.