Contests

Gotham always has a writing contest (or two) going. These contests are a great way to stretch your talent and imagination, and we dangle nice prizes to give you extra motivation. Check out our current contests. And it's worth a look at the winners and finalists in our past contests; the quality of work always amazes us.

Contest

“You Will Be Found” Essay Challenge

Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary Broadway phenomenon. The show’s breakout song is “You Will Be Found.”

Write a college-application style essay that describes how “You Will Be Found” resonates with and inspires you.


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A Very Short Story Contest

Deadline: May 20, 2019

The story goes that Ernest Hemingway won a bet by writing a short story that ran fewer than ten words. We would like to make a similar bet with you. Write a great short story in ten words or fewer.

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#GWstorieseverywhere

Deadline: monthly

Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter using #GWstorieseverywhere for a chance to win a free class.

Your stories (which can be true or made up) will be inspired by what you see, know, or do, and they should relate in some way to our monthly “themes.”

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