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Inkblot Writing Contest

Inkblot Writing Contest is open to any Maine students in Grades 4 through 12 in the 2023-2024 school year. Students are warmly invited to participate in Fiction and Poetry categories for each of the following age groups - Grades 4 - 5, Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - 12.

Submissions will be accepted between October 1 - 15.


Submissions accepted between October 1 and October 15. Please continue reading for submission requirements.

AWARDS Reception

A public reception celebrating all  entrants and awarding prizes will be held on Thurs, November 16 at 6pm at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport.


For students in grades 9 - 12, Portland Poet Laureate Maya Williams will judge the poetry submissions. Topsham librarian and short story writer Emma Gibbon will judge the fiction section. For students in grades 4 - 8, local high school students will judge the poetry and fiction categories.


Download the Inkblot flyer with key submission details or our Inkblot Poster with a contest overview. Please share these materials in your school, classroom, library and community spaces to empower students to participate.

We measure our classrooms in acres rather than square feet

Our campus in Freeport provides our students with beautifully designed buildings, and acres of outdoor classrooms and woodland trails. Experience Maine Coast Waldorf School at an upcoming community gathering, workshop or Open House.