NEHS Writing Contest for 2022-2023

NEHS will continue to build on the success and popularity of the Writing Challenges we have promoted for the past three years. Participation in the writing contests over the past several years has far exceeded expectations; we are thrilled that so many students and advisors are submitting their work. 

2022-2023 Genre

This year, we return to “flash fiction” as the genre. Writing submissions will be welcomed three times over the course of the year, starting with "six-word stories" this fall October 17 – November 21). Later in the year, longer submissions of 75 - 100 and 200 – 350 words will be accepted.

These awards are competitive in nature; applications will be evaluated by members of the Advisory Council of NEHS. The best of those entries will be published through the NEHS social network; at the end of the school year, each “finalist” group will be re-evaluated to select the top writers of the year. Those individuals will receive gift cards.

NOTE: Any writing submitted that raises concerns about the safety and well-being of the writer will be immediately reported to the Chapter Advisor for further intervention. 

Themes and Application Dates

Application Period



Theme Accepted

Writing Contest #1 Oct 17, 2022 Nov 21, 2022 Flash Fiction: Six Word Stories
Writing Contest #2: Jan 30, 2023 Feb 27, 2023 Theme TBA:
(75 - 100 words)
Writing Contest #3: Mar 13, 2023 Apr 10, 2023 Theme TBA:
(200 - 350 words)


  1. A student applicant must be an NEHS member in good standing of an active chapter.
  2. A Chapter Advisor must be from an active chapter.


To submit your work, please follow these directions for accessing the NEHS AwardSpring Application link.