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StageofLife.com national writing contests

Writing ContestsWhat's your story? Answer our monthly "life question" and be automatically entered into our writing contest. 

Details:  Select your life stage below to view the current writing contest prompt for each life category, and help us change the world...one story at a time...with an essay about your thoughts and experiences.

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Cost:  $0 (no entry fees).  There is never a fee to enter our writing contests.

Prizes:  SWAG package from StageofLife.com along with gift card prizes from our literacy sponsors (see below).  We also have the support from professionally published authors who donate autographed copies of their books or novels.

Next Steps:  Select your life stage to get details and enter the current contest for your life stage...

Writing contests for high school students
Writing Contest
for High School
Students
Writing contests for college students
Writing Contest
for College
Students
Writing contests for singles on StageofLife.com
Writing Contest
for
Singles
Writing contests about weddings on StageofLife.com
Writing Contest
about
Weddings
 Writing contests for married couples on StageofLife.com
Writing Contest
for Married
Couples

Writing contests for homeowners on StageofLife.com
Writing Contest
for Home
Owners
Writing contests for having a baby on StageofLife.com
Writing Contest
about Having
a Baby
Writing contests for Moms and Dads on StageofLife.com
Writing Contest
for Moms
and Dads

 Writing contests for Grandparents on StageofLife.com
Writing Contest
for
Grandparents
 Writing contests about Retirement on StageofLife.com
Writing Contest
about Empty Nest
and Retirement


 Twitter writing contest by StageofLife.com
Take a minute to enter our "Short Short Story" Writing Contest on Twitter. 
 Photo Contests on StageofLife.com
Enter our monthly Photo Contest too...

National Writing Contest Winners
 And view our past writing contest winners.

Bragging rights, international recognition, and gift card prizes:  Enter the free writing contests each month on StageofLife.com.

Mentions for the Stage of Life teen writing contests, teen trend reports, etiquette Q&A, and teacher resources by...

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Each month, with the help of over 20 Editors, Stage of Life hosts and judges writing contests for both students and adults.  Select your life stage below to get the details about this month's writing prompt and submit your essay.  Thanks to the below brands, our educational sponsors, who supply gift cards as prizes for the winning essays as we help the change the world through blogging, storytelling, and our literacy-based initiatives...

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StageofLife.com writing contestsWhat makes our writing contests different?

  • Stage of Life writing contests are always free to enter
  • Essays from our blogging and writing contests have been picked up by the media, e.g. TIME.com, and used by teachers as mentor texts across the globe.
  • We want to hear your personal, authentic thoughts on real world topics each month.  We pick writing prompts for which your answers and wisdom may help our readers
  • We award the winners with real prizes (cash and/or gift cards) from our site sponsors
  • We have Stage of Life SWAG for the winner
  • By entering the Stage of Life writing contests each month, you are supporting our free educational literacy initiatives and your words will be reaching hundreds of thousands of viewers who come to StageofLife.com to p

More Details on our Writing Contests

Twitter writing contest by StageofLife.com
View this month's Tweeting prompt and prize details.  Your Tweet could win you a free pizza from Papa John's and other fun prizes...


StageofLife.com Writing Contest on Twitter


Writing contest for high school students

Writing Contest for High School Students

We ask a monthly writing prompt about a real-world issue that's relevant to teenagers in high school.

  • Teen writing contestsRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review current topic/theme for your high school writing contest.
  • View past teen writing contests

This writing contest is open to high school students or recent high school graduates.

StageofLife.com Teen Writing Contest


Writing contest for college students

Writing Contest for College Students

Submit an essay answering the monthly contest writing prompt geared towards a topic relevant to college students.

This writing contest is open to college students, regardless of year or age.

StageofLife.com College Writing Contest


Writing contest for On My Own

Writing Contest for Singles

  • Writing contest for singlesRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review the topic/theme for your college writing contest.

This writing contest is open to singles and anyone living "on my own."

StageofLife.com Writing Contest for Singles


Engagement and Wedding Writing Contest

Wedding Story Writing Contest

  • Writing contest for brides and groomsRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review the topic/theme for the wedding writing contest. 

This writing contest is available to brides, grooms, OR anyone that has participated in a wedding as a bridesmaid, groomsman, usher, attendant, or special performer, e.g. wedding singer.

StageofLife.com Wedding Writing Contest


Writing contest for married couples

Writing Contest for Married Couples

  • Writing contest for married couplesRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review the topic/theme for the marriage writing contest. 

This writing contest is available to anyone who is (or was) married.

StageofLife.com Writing Contest for Married Couples


Writing contest for homeowners

Home Ownership Writing Contest

  • Writing contest for homeownersRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review the topic/theme for the marriage writing contest. 

This writing contest is available to anyone who rents or owns a home.

StageofLife.com Writing Contest for Homeowners


Writing contest for new Moms and Dads

Baby Story Writing Contest

  • Baby writing contestRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review the topic/theme for your baby story entry. 

This writing contest is open to any mother or  father who has had or is soon having a baby.

StageofLife.com Baby Writing Contest


Writing contest for families and parents

Writing Contest for Moms, Dads and Parents

  • Writing contest for parentsRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review the topic/theme for the parents' writing contest. 

This writing contest is available to anyone who is a parent.

StageofLife.com Writing Contest for Parents


Writing contest for grandparents

Writing Contest for Grandparents

  • Writing contest for grandparentsRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review the topic/theme for the grandparenting writing contest. 

This writing contest is available to anyone who is a grandparent.

StageofLife.com Writing Contest for Grandparents


Writing contests about retirement and empty nest

Writing Contest for Empty Nest and Retirement

  • Writing contests for Baby BoomersRead contest rules
  • See current prizes
  • Review the topic/theme for the empty nest and retirement writing contest. 

This writing contest is available to anyone who is a retired, getting ready to retire, or has an empty nest. 

StageofLife.com Writing Contest about Retirement

 

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