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Congratulations 2022 DC Scholastic Writing Awards recipients!

View the full list of works recognized in the 2022 DC Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards below!

A panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other literary professionals selected these works from more than 1,800 works submitted this year.

  • 412 Honorable Mentions awarded to promising works
  • 185 Silver Keys awarded to distinguished works
  • 132 Gold Keys awarded to the most accomplished works
  • 5 American Voice Nominees selected as the strongest regional works

Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Writing Awards.

To recognize their outstanding work, this year's Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to a nationwide online Awards Ceremony for regional Scholastic Writing Awards recipients!

  • Date: Sunday, March 6th, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Keynote Speaker: “Wicked” author Gregory Maguire
  • RSVP form link

American Voices Nominees

These Gold Key works were selected by our jurors for consideration as the DC Writing Region's National American Voices Medal, to be announced in March.

  • Thanisha Chowdhury of Thomas Jefferson High school for Science and Technology, for “Heavenbound” (Flash Fiction)
  • Leila Jackson of Georgetown Day School, for “ode to family not-tree” (Poetry)
  • Naomi Ling of River Hill High School, for “Stroll in the Garden (circa. 2005)” (Poetry)
  • Marissa Michel of Sidwell Friends Upper School, for “Children's Games” (Poetry)
  • Trini Rogando of Thomas Jefferson High school for Science and Technology, for “The Effect of First Loves on Religious Decay” (Personal Essay & Memoir)

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