I have just received information about the Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards. This year's award focuses on creative nonfiction which the award defines as "any of the subgenres of creative nonfiction: memoir or autobiography, essay, literary journalism, profiles of people or places, and so on."
Award amounts range from $5,000 to $10, 000!!!!
Submissions are due anytime between March 23, 2009 and May 15, 2009.
For more information, please visit this link: http://www.ncte.org/awards/student/nmwa
Good luck writers! I hope someone from SMSU at least makes honorable mention.