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The Spokesman-Review’s high school outdoor writing contest is accepting submissions

Summer is ending, fall is on the doorstep and it’s time for area highs school students to rev their writing engines.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018

The Spokesman-Review’s high school outdoor writing contest is accepting submissions

Are you a high school student with an itch to write about the great outdoors? Then enter The Spokesman-Review’s yearly outdoor writing contest.


Outdoor writing contest: Brother Wouldn’t Know

“Turner, let’s go camping!” my dad calls down the stairs


Outdoor writing contest: Special Place

As I stand in the center of the ring of trees I know so well, a gentle breeze washes over the quickly darkening forest, blowing my long brown hair to …


Outdoor writing runner-up: Buck Fever

The weather in the middle of August in Spokane was guaranteed to be hot and dry. Especially in the late afternoon, which was time to go hunting.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017

Outdoor writing winner: A Taste of Flight

When I looked up to the sky, I did not see any blue. The azure heavens had been replaced with a mosaic of rich reds, glowing greens, cool cobalts, pastel …


Outdoor Writing Contest 2017 winners announced

A story by Sydney Lyman, a junior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 111 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2017 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


Out & about: Meeting cites progress on Hangman Creek trail

Progress in research, mapping and planning a public trail corridor along Hangman Creek will be presented at a open house meeting on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. at St. John’s …


Analysis counters WSU profs’ opposition to wolf killing

A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical …


Outdoor writing contest geared to high school students

It’s time for high school writers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring …


Outdoor writing: Lake Cabin story wins 2016 contest

A story by Kate Kuntz, a home-schooled junior from Chattaroy, has been judged the best of 68 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2016 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school students.


Outdoor Writing: Cross Country

Tinder grass and free highway crab apples


Outdoor writing: Goat Crossing

My family owned boar Nubian pack goats in my pre-teen years. Summers were spent with goats loaded, leading them up mountain trails, listening to their orange packs full of food …


Outdoor writing: Lake Cabin Tour

Many summer days of my first 16 years were spent in a homely cabin on a slope of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The foundation was laid in the 1970s and built …


Outdoors writing contest geared to area teens

It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring contests …


Outdoor writing winner: Voyage to Discovery

The bus full of teenagers arrived at the undisclosed location at 9 a.m. Although we had been at camp as counselors in training for the past three weeks, we were …


Outdoor writing runner-up: Vigorous Winter

Oftentimes, when December clutches us with its transparent breeze and scolds like a mother to put on a scarf, we head inside and warm up by the fire in a …


Outdoor writing runner-up: Flaming Out

“Go, go, go!” yelled my dad. A wall of orange and yellow fire four feet high was spreading farther across the trail with each second. He was right; we had …


Outdoor writing runner-up: The Chase

The secluded mountain road ends in the shadow of looming evergreen trees, the iconic giants that forge Washington’s beauty. As the car comes to a stop, a flurry of preparation …


Outdoor writing contest geared to high school students

It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring contests …


Top teen stories in the 2014 Outdoor Writing Contest

A story by Keely Liles, a junior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 85 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2014 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


Outdoor writing runner-up: Purple for the Soul

The huckleberry, for the rare Northwesterner who is oblivious to its existence, is a small, violet fruit. As legend has it, the huckleberry is untamable, an elusive entity incapable of …


Outdoor writing runner-up: Divine to the Ear

Nine Hawaiian days spent on Maui with my best friend Morghan and her mom were filled with sunshine, salt, sand, smoothies and smiles that got carried away with the wind …


Outdoor writing runner-up: Boating a Bass

Blue-green shadows play across the rough cement of


Time to start sending in writing contest entries

It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring contests …


Annual S-R contest taps teens’ outdoor writing

It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman- Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring …