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National Literary Competition
The National Literary Competition is a writing and American Sign Language (ASL) competition open to all deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 2-12. To participate, students must create original written or ASL submissions in accordance with the year’s theme. The purpose of the competition is to give deaf and hard of hearing students the opportunity to showcase their abilities, as well as instill pride and ownership in their work.
For more information, the Rules and Guidelines manual can be downloaded here.
Download the 2022-2023 NLC Flyer
If you have any questions, please contact us.
(Note: American Sign Language (ASL) competition was open to pilot schools only) Grand Prize in Writing- Nehemiah Danjuma, Rocky Mountain Deaf School Grand Prize in ASL- Gisella Visco, California School for the Deaf, Riverside High School Poetry: 1st place- Rohan Ashar, Delphi Alternative High School...
Check out the resources below for past NLC winners.
Rules and Guidelines High School and Middle School: apply.gallaudet.edu/register/NLC_MS_HS Elementary School: apply.gallaudet.edu/register/NLC_Elem Registration and Submissions period: January 2, 2023 from 8:00am EST through January 13, 2023 at 4:00pm EST*. Awards ceremony live-streamed on February 3rd Announce winners & honorable mentions on Facebook starting after February...
Writing Competition: Hope Murapa, Iowa School for the Deaf ASL Competition: Jalena Dingel, California School for the Deaf, Fremont – YouTube Note: For writing winners’ entries, you will need to read them on our Facebook page. Middle School Creative Writing 1st place: Hope Murapa, Iowa...
Writing Competition: Sasha Traver of California School for the Deaf, Fremont ASL Competition: Eva Momosea of Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind – YouTube Note: For writing winners’ entries, you will need to read them on our Facebook page. Middle School Creative Writing...
Grand Prize Winners Writing Competition:Gianna Wheeler of Indiana School for the Deaf: links to her writing works are below ASL Competition: Braulio Clark of Utah Schools for the Deaf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yddZ7fDGM5g WRITING COMPETITION CREATIVE WRITING Middle School Creative Writing 1st place: Gianna...
Grand Prize Winners: Writing Competition - Zane Rhyne ASL Competition- Zanibelle Hoglind POETRY Elementary American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry: 1st place- Sevan Ikeda, California School for the Deaf, Fremont: https://youtu.be/g6jncCX-HbU 2nd place (tie)- Tiana Starayev, Indiana School for the Deaf: https://youtu.be/PtzjJ6Ft1I4 2nd place (tie)- Tristan...
ASL Grand Prize Winner: Kate Lorenzo, Indiana School for the Deaf: https://youtu.be/_9Uo2_gTACg High School ASL Storytelling: 1st place- Aryzona Marsh, Kansas School for the Deaf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQup5LAJcec 2nd place- Emelia Beldon, Maryland School for the Deaf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv6LBLXdgfc HM- Cruz Ascencio, California for the Deaf, Fremont: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A34lR6_HX7Q...
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