Who Can Participate
City of Atlanta Students:
Category 1 First and Second Graders
Category 2 Third and Fourth Graders
Category 3 Fifth and Sixth Graders
Category 4 Seventh and Eighth Graders
Category 5 Ninth and Tenth Graders
Category 6 High School Juniors and Seniors
All entries must be in English
All entries must have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Stories must be original and must not have been published elsewhere.
The subject is to be fiction.
Only one submission per student will be accepted.
All entries must be typed.
No obscene or inappropriate language or subject matters.
Participant’s name, address, telephone number must appear on the Registration Form only and not
on the manuscript itself, to ensure anonymity and fairness.
The child’s parent, or guardian must sign the Registration Form.
The decision of the judges is final.
The best way to become a better writer is to write. The purpose of the Pure Heart Young Authors Challenge is to acknowledge and reward your good writing skills and to provide you with an opportunity to see your work in "print". Pure Heart Publishing is urging budding young authors to develop and sharpen your writing skills.
The Pure Heart Young Authors' Challenge is a “challenge” rather than a “contest” because it emphasizes the personal standard to which you hold yourself. It is not a competition amongst your peers. And what an extraordinary blessing it would be to start with a personal challenge that will result in gifts and prizes and maybe even seeing your book professionally printed and published and ready for bookstores!