The Raymond Andrews Prize is a creative writing contest for high school students in Morgan County, Georgia. The purpose is to celebrate reading and writing by recognizing creativity among young people in our area.

Fiction and creative non-fiction entries are eligible for the competition. Over $700 will be awarded to winning entries. Students who live in Morgan County or attend Morgan County High School are invited to enter. Winners will receive cash prizes and will be featured at the Raymond Andrews Prize Reading.

Novelist Raymond Andrews, the namesake for the prize, was born and raised in Morgan County. He published three novels and four other books. Almost all of them are set in the fictional Muskhogean County, which is a stand-in for Morgan County. Though the first priority of this initiative is to promote creative writing to high school students, a secondary goal is to educate young people about a nationally respected writer from our community.

One entry per student. There is no entry fee. Please see Submission Guidelines for all details. 

Contest entries for The Raymond Andrews Prize may be submitted only during the submission period. Submit entries online or at one of the official entry points below.

Morgan County High School
1231 College Drive, Madison, GA 30650

The Morgan County African American Museum
156 Academy Street, Madison, Georgia 30650

Important Dates for the 2024 Raymond Andrews Prize

February 9, 2024
RAP Submission Window Opens

March 14, 2024
RAP Submission Window Closes

April 2024
RAP Winners Announced

May, 2024
Reception Date

*Dates are subject to change