The Phaedrus Latin Composition Contest is for high school age students, typically 13 to 18 years old. Student entries will be due February 1, 2017.
New Saint Andrews College is offering $5,000 in scholarships to participating seniors who place among the finalists.* That's in addition to the top prize of $500 for first place. Other cash prizes will be given to the second-and third-place winners, along with honorable mention recognition for other deserving entries.
Participating students will submit a 100- to 200-word original fable in Latin, along with an English translation of the submitted piece. Compositions will be graded based on the student's ability to accurately use Latin vocabulary and forms of speech, the student's creativity in subject matter and writing style.
The Phaedrus Latin Composition Contest is administered entirely through the internet and allows willing teachers to take part in the nationwide judging. There is no cost to you or your student. Please read on. Getting started is easy.
*Five $1,000 dollar one-time scholarships will be awarded to seniors who place as finalists. Scholarships are for students who enroll at New Saint Andrews College for the fall of 2016. Students interested in applying to NSA can learn more here.