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1/25/2022 - 23rd Annual Townwide Writing Contest for Students Across Huntington

Huntington – Supervisor Edmund J. Smyth is inviting all students, Grades 4-12, in the Town of Huntington, to enter the Huntington Youth Bureau Project Excel-sponsored “Huntington Youth Writes” contest. 


“We have some incredibly creative students across the Town of Huntington,” said Supervisor Ed Smyth. “This is a unique opportunity for these talented young writers to get published for the first time.” 


The Town of Huntington Youth Bureau’s Youth Development Research Institute, through Project Excel, is sponsoring “Huntington Youth Writes” for its 23rd annual writing contest for students in Grades 4-12 who attend school and/or reside in the Town of Huntington. Since it began in 1999, over 20,000 entries have been received in this highly successful program. 


Winners will be awarded gift cards and have their work published collectively by the Town. The writing categories are poetry, short fiction, and essays, with cash prizes for first, second, and third in each category in grades four and five, six through eight, and nine through twelve.  


The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 5pm. Enter online at and students with questions may contact Valerie E. Drakos at the Huntington Youth Bureau at (631) 271-5499. Flyers with the link will also be available at schools, libraries, and other sites in the Town of Huntington.