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NCETA Writing Competitions

NCETA invites your students to enter these contests: 

Amy Charles Writing Competition

The Wade Edwards Short Fiction Awards

The Wade Edwards Short Fiction Contest is on hiatus.

We apologize for the late notice and we are sorry to disappoint your students.  Participation has been lagging in recent years and we felt it was time to revamp and re-energize.

If you have thoughts or creative ideas about how we can encourage greater participation in later years, please email Betsey McFarland, Executive Director of the Wade Edwards Foundation & Learning Lab at

Thank you for your understanding.

The North Carolina Poet Laureate Awards


Digital Storytelling Multimedia Awards




Note: NCETA coordinates the Wade Edwards Short Fiction Competition for the Wade Edward Foundation and the Student Poet Laureate Competition for Kathryn Stripling Byer, former North Carolina Poet Laureate.