Once again Newburyport Adult & Community Education is pleased to invite you to submit a short story, personal essay, or poetry addressing those things you enjoyed, discovered, and/or learned while staying home during the pandemic. (include the above information). We’re so eager to hear from you!

The Theme: The Silver Lining of Shelter at Home

Due August 14, 2020.

Entry fee: $25.00*

First Prize: $100 (+story online)
Second Prize: $50 (+story online)
Third Prize: $25 (+story online)

Judge: TBA
Deadline: August 8, 2020
Form: Short Story, Essay or Poetry
Length: Limit 500 words, double spaced with title
Format required:

  1. E-mail ONLY. Entries will be shredded after contest.
  2. Send 2 copies (1 anonymous, 1 signed with contact information)

Entry Submission Must Be Received by E-mail:
Vicki Hendrickson,
Email: vhendrickson@newburyport.k12.ma.us

Must be at least 15 to enter.
*Includes $5.00 processing fee.


Online Classes Offered by NACE
in Partnership with Ed2Go

If you’d like to learn something new but can’t find a class that fits your busy schedule, explore the online classes offered by Ed2Go in partnership with Newburyport Adult & Community Education!


We are working on the Fall Catalog, it will be up in the next few weeks. Wants to teach?

E-mail: vhendrickson@newburyport.k12.ma.us  to learn more about teaching opportunities


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