Jon Miller Student Writing Competition

The goal of this program is to encourage and recognize outstanding student writing as Dr. Miller did during his many years of teaching.

These prizes are awarded in honor of our friend, teacher, colleague and mentor Dr. Jon Miller who taught English at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics from its opening in 1980 until his retirement in 2015. Dr. Miller passed away in 2017.

About the Competition

The 2024 Jon Miller Students Writing Awards:

To enter the competition, you must be a current (2023-2024) student in either the residential or online academic programs at NCSSM.

Prizes will be awarded for original student writing in three categories: poetry, short fiction and non-fiction.  First prize in each category will be awarded $500; second prize, $350; and third prize, $250. 

Submissions must be received no later than 12 noon EDT  March 1st, 2024. Prizes will be announced at 12 noon EDT April 15th, 2024 on the Awards page of this site. Awards will be made at the End-of-Year Recognition Ceremonies. 

To submit an entry, click on the Submit an Entry menu item at the top of this page,  then complete the submission form and submit the required files as described on that page. 

For important additional details about submissions, visit the Submit an Entry, FAQs and About the Prizes pages.