Short Story & Essay Competition


We're looking for outdoor themed short stories and essays by writers 18-years-old and younger. Take us to the mountains, the jungle, or your backyard through either fiction or non-fiction in 1,500 words or less.

About the contest:

Entries are open to writers of both fiction and non-fiction.

1st Place: Outdoor Research layering system, including a base layer, insulated mid-layer, and outer shell

2nd Place: A new set of snowshoes and poles

3rd Place: Osprey Packs campus bag

Contest Rules:

One entry of either fiction or non-fiction per person, 1,500 words max. Deadline February 1st, 2019. Please send submissions as a PDF and include a cover sheet with your name, title of the piece, genre, date of birth, and word count. 

Email submissions to All contests must be 18-years-old or younger at time of submission.