Regional Judging

Student entries from the Western Pennsylvania Region are judged from mid-December to mid-January by authors and experienced writing instructors who have deep commitments to young people and their growth as writers.  7th and 8th grade entries are judged separately from grades 9-12.  Portfolios and Novels are also judged separately from all other categories.


The Awards are:

Gold Key

Silver Key

Honorable Mention


All Gold Key winners move on to National adjudication.