2023 Circle C Writing Contest

Submissions accepted January 1 – April 15, 2023.

This is the official 2023 Circle C story-writing contest page. A nutshell of the rules is given below. Please download the PDF file and print it out, or click over to the page that spells out the official rules. Please do not submit your story until you have read every rule and understand how to send your stories.

Have questions? Please read the FAQs (frequently asked questions) first. If the answer to your question is not there, ask your question in a comment.

Quick Nutshell

  • 3 age categories and word counts:
    • Ages 6-9 (500-1,000)
    • Ages 10-1 (1,000-2,500)
    • Ages 14-17 (2,000-3,500)
  • Prizes awarded to first, second, and third place. Honorable mention receives the contest book.
  • You may submit up to 2 stories.
  • Deadline April 15, 2023.

Entries judged by Susan Marlow, Donna Patton, Colleen Reece, Annette Romano, and Ellen Senechal.

First Place

  • $20 gift coupon to the Circle C Store
  • Any Circle C or Goldtown journal (or) any Circle C or Goldtown (11-0z) tumbler
  • Circle C fun pack
  • Circle C tote bag
  • Contest book

Second Place

  • Any Circle C or Goldtown journal (or) any Circle C or Goldtown (11-0z) tumbler
  • Circle C fun pack
  • Circle C tote bag
  • Contest book

Third Place

  • Circle C fun pack
  • Contest book

Honorable Mention

  • Contest book

Prizes shipped to U.S. and APO addresses only.

Before You Submit

  • Check your word count. WordCounter.net
  • Include your name, age, email, and story title on the story file.

Sending your story assumes you have parent permission.

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