Bethesda Magazine and the Bethesda Urban Partnership sponsor an annual writing competition for local writers. This year, 145 adults and high school students entered the short story contest, and 200 adults and high school students entered the essay contest. The writers who placed in the contests were awarded cash prizes ranging from $25 to $500 at the Local Writer’s Showcase in April.

Short Story Contest

Adult Short Story Contest

High School Short Story Contest

Essay Contest

Adult Essay Contest

High School Essay Contest

Judges

Meet the judges of this year’s writing competition.