Community , Youth

Youth Voices Writing Contest

May 10, 2024 | Seattle Pride

In honor of Seattle Pride’s 50th Anniversary and to celebrate LGBTQIA+ history, Seattle Pride is inviting youth, ages 13-18, to submit their poetry and prose to the Youth Voices Award contest. Share your perspective, honor our past, and make the future better for all LGBTQIA+ youth with your writing!

Submit your work by August 1, 2024 for a chance to win prizes and be featured in Seattle Pride Magazine.

2024 Youth Voices Submission Guidelines


Past, Present, Future

Who Can Enter

All LGBTQIA2S+ writers aged 13-18

Open to students who reside in or have ties to the Pacific Northwest, including public, private, and homeschooled students.


Poetry: Up to 5 poems (maximum 15 pages single-spaced; no minimum)
Prose (Fiction or Nonfiction): Up to two works (combined maximum of 4,000 words; no minimum)

How to Submit

Work should be submitted using the Youth Voices Submission Form.


$150 for first place winners in each category
Prize packages and Seattle Pride swag for first, second, and third place winners
Publication in Seattle Pride Magazine
Feature on Seattle Pride’s social media

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Please visit our FAQ and Terms and Conditions for more information about the contest.

Submission Form