Quill & Scroll Editorial Contest Webinar

About Quill & Scroll Editorial Contest

The Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was started on April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. Over 14,104 high schools in all 50 US states and 44 countries have established local chapters of the Quill and Scroll.

Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Students honors the best journalism by high school students, and it sponsors contests and other programs for students around the world. Quill and Scroll chapters include students who have excelled in the editorial, literary, business and multimedia departments of their high school media, and whose scholarship places them in the top levels of their respective classes.

 In 2020, the Quill and Scroll board also made it possible for non-school organizations to receive a charter. Eye on Ivy received the first non-school charter in 2021.

Age Criteria Guidelines Merits & Awards Cost & Payment Dates To Remember Results

Students in 9th through 13th grade can participate in the Quill & Scroll Editorial Contest. Entries will be divided into two classifications.

Class A for students in 9th through 11th grades

Class B for students in 12th and 13th grades

The competition does not have any rounds. The participants will write a persuasive editorial essay in journalistic style on a given topic and submit before the due date. Essays are to be no more than 1,000 words, typed double-spaced, in Arial font, with journalistic attribution style. No matter how they are produced (Word document, Google doc, etc.), they are to be saved as PDF documents.

Topic: "Now that we have had at least three years since the pandemic began, some research indicates teen mental health has been negatively impacted by this international event. What is the impact of this event on Pakistani youth's mental health & more importantly, how can teens unify to break the stigma concerning accessing mental health help?"

The contest will be judged by professional American journalists. Judges will award first, second, and third places in each class, and they will also award honorable mentions so that at least 10 percent of all entries are recognized. All students who are recognized are eligible to apply for Quill and Scroll scholarships. Amounts range from $500 US to $1,500 US.

Eye on Ivy Medal & Certificates:

Only students who register through Eye on Ivy are eligible to receive their medals & certificates in hard form (according to the Contest results).

Please make sure you provide us with the correct postal address at the time of registration. The courier would be dispatched to the provided address only ONCE. If for some reason you are unable to receive it you are requested to collect the same by visiting our office.

Competition Cost: USD $10

Payment is nonrefundable if you are unable to participate in the competition after registration.

Registration Commencement:

1st of September 2023

Submission Deadline Date:

4th November 2023

Result Announcement Date:

10th December, 2023 (Tentative)

Results: Participants will be able to see their results here after they are announced by Quill & Scroll

For the year 2021 : Click Here

For the year 2022 : Click Here

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