Music Journalism Writing Competition for High School Students

Mar 31 to Apr 14, 2015


"He wrote about music to understand what being alive means.”

- Marc Woodworth, speaking about the famous music journalist, Lester Bangs.

Do you have any budding music journalists in your classes? Looking for a fun context for students to write about? Recorded music is now more accessible than in any other time in history. And writing about music is “more adventurous, more idiosyncratic, and more personal than at any point in the last thirty years” (Writing about Music). Our NEW writing competition, “Write a Review of Your Favorite Album”, is now open for high-school students ages 13 - 18. 

Sign up as a Write the World user to enter the Album Review Writing Competition. Free! Cash prizes! Tell your students.

Cash Prizes

  • Best Entry: $100
  • Runner up: $50
  • Best Peer Review: $50

(winning pieces & author interviews will be featured on Write the World's website and blog)

Key Dates

  • Monday March 30: Competition Opens: 
  • Monday, April 6: Submit draft for Expert Review (optional): 
  • Thursday, April 9: Reviews returned to Writers: 
  • Tuesday, April 14: Final Submissions Due: 
  • Friday, April 24: Winners Announced

About Write the World

Write the World is dedicated to improving the writing of high school students through a global online community and guided interactive process. Young writers are empowered to develop their voices, refine their editing skills, and publish on an international platform. Write the World helps students develop the writing strategies and communication tools essential for success in school, career, and life.

Music Journalism Writing Competition for High School Students