High School Competition

Make the Academic Connection (Virtually!)

The 2021 High School Competition has been finished. Thank you for your participation. Check back later for information concerning next year's competition in 2022.

This year, the competition will be held virtually via Zoom on March 5, 2021. 

The High School Competition is where high school students from all around the Tennessee area compete in different categories that are judged by college faculty.

Multiple high school students can enter, and they can choose what category they want to compete in. Deadline to register is Friday, February 26, 2021. 

Click to download the Media Release Consent Form. Every student will need to complete a Media Release Consent Form so that we can announce contest winners. Please download Media Release, complete the form then scan to email to adougherty2@ColumbiaState.edu.

For the rules, registration form and a list of categories, see below.


Dr. Jessica Evans
Assistant Professor of English
Columbia Campus, Clement 215
Daniel Kelley
Associate Professor of English
Lawrence Campus, 146