Chickasaw Nation Anoli'í (Story) Creative Writing Contest

Chickasaw Nation Residents
Application Available

Submit your original poetry, short stories or essays. Winners in each category and division receive a cash prize.

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Eligibility
  • Must be a Chickasaw citizen
  • Divisions are grades 6-8, grades 9-12 and adults age 18 and older
You Provide
  • Chickasaw citizenship card
  • Completed online application
  • Original work(s)
  • Signed W-9

For information regarding the application process, email CreativeArts@Chickasaw.net.
Online Application

Contact

Phone:
(580) 272-9326
Mailing Address:
1020 N. Mississippi Ave., Ada, Oklahoma 74820

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Program Details

Anoli' is a Chickasaw word that means “story.” All submitted works must be original. Poetry and short story entries will be judged on artistic form and creativity. Essay entries will be judged on how well contestants respond to the prompt. Winners will receive cash prizes.

  • Division I: grades 6-8
  • Division II: grades 9-12
  • Division III: adults 18 and older

Categories (one entry per category):

  • Poetry (64 lines or less)
  • Short story (1,000-2,000 words)
  • Essay (1,000 words or less)
  • Entry must respond to one of these prompts:
    • What Chickasaw person has influenced you the most and how?
    • Why is it important for Chickasaw people to represent their culture through writing?

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