The school-based Promising Young Writers Program was established in 1985 to stimulate and recognize student’s writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students. Students who are eighth graders in the present academic school year are eligible to be nominated for the Promising Young Writers program. Students must be nominated by their teachers. Home-schooled students may submit through a cooperating school. 2011 Promising Young Writers Brochure will be available in October. Send request for brochures to pyw[at]ncte.org. (Note: only mailed to school addresses.) Entry Deadline is February 1, 2011.