Millstone Scholars Writing Prize


For submissions to be considered, all submissions must conform to the following rules:

  • All submission must be written in Times New Roman, size 12 font, and double spaced.
  • Submissions must be no more than three double spaced pages in length.
  • All submissions must be submitted as Word documents.
  • The name of the document must be “[FULL NAME], [COHORT LOCATION – for example “Kansas City”], [CATEGORY – fiction or non-fiction].”
  • Please give your submission a title.
  • Non-fiction pieces must have citations for all sources used. Please use parenthetical citations in text (Author’s Last Name, Year of Publication) and cite author, title of work, and year of publication in your bibliography.  Any citation style (MLA, Chicago, etc.) is acceptable.  Bibliographies do not factor in the 3-page maximum.
  • All submissions must be submitted on the website in the appropriate category.
  • All submissions are due by Sunday, June 4th at 10 PM in your time zone.

Writing Prompts:


Create a fictional character who lived in either (1) Ancient Egypt, (2) Israel during the War of Independence or the Six Day War, or (3) Revolutionary America.  Create a short story around that character.  Draw on the material we covered in class to give characters historical grounding.


Choose a historical figure who we studied and write about that figure’s impact on Jewish history.  What do you think his or her legacy is today, and is it positive for the Jewish people? Explain.


Gold, Silver, and Bronze prize winners will receive a certificate and:

Gold/ 1st Prize — $150 Amazon Gift Card

Silver/2nd Prize — $125 Amazon Gift Card

Bronze/3rd Prize — $100 Amazon Gift Card

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