The Southern Maine Writing Project, in conjunction with the Literacy, Language and Culture Program at the University of Southern Maine, is this year's host for the Scholastic Writing Awards of Maine.
For 2018, Maine students sent 534 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards. Of those:
- 36 Gold Keys were awarded to the most accomplished works. Gold Key writing will be forwarded to the national-level of The Scholastic Writing Awards. National judging occurs in mid-March.
- 86 Silver Keys were awarded to distinguished works from Maine.
- 124 Honorable Mentions were awarded to notable works from Maine.