Works are adjudicated based on three criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. The freedom of expression, and the freedom to explore any and all topics, also remains at the core of the Awards. There are no pre-defined prompts and no work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content.
Detailed information about the judging process and judging dates and deadlines will be emailed to you late December/January 2019.
Contact the Philadelphia Writing Project at email@example.com or call 215-898-1919 with any questions.