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Silver Quest Memorial Writing Competition

Silver Quest was an annual literary magazine and quasi-yearbook written by and for Magnet students that was first published in 1989.  Unfortunately, after several teacher sponsors retired, Silver Quest was not published for several years.  There was a failed attempt to revive Silver Quest in 2014 (Silver Chips), and the magazine has not been published since.

To recapture the spirit of Silver Quest, the Blair Magnet Foundation is sponsoring a writing competition for Magnet students to submit articles, poetry, art, or photography.  Prizes will be awarded for the best submissions, and they will be published in the summer edition of the Magnet Foundation newsletter.

Deadline: All submissions must be received by June 1, 2017 by e-mail to

  • Submissions may fall into one of two categories: Feature Articles or Artistic Pieces
  • Articles Category:
    • Each article must be 800+ words in length
    • The subject can be anything related to the Magnet, for example:
      • Interviews with Magnet teachers, students, or alumni
      • Magnet events like MAN or Puzzlepalooza
      • Magnet class activities like Wallops Island or Mission Possible
      • Extracurricular activities involving Magnet students like Robotics Team, Math Team, or It's Academic
    • You may include photos with your submission
  • Art Category:
    • Any visual or literary art is eligible (not necessarily related to the Magnet), including:
      • Poetry
      • Short stories
      • Painting, sketches, or comics
      • Photography
    • You must submit your entry digitally
  • Submission: E-mail entries to
    • Please include your name and class year
    • You can make multiple submissions but can only win one prize
    • All submissions must be received by June 1, 2017
  • Overall Best Submission: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Top Article: $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Top Art Submission: $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Honorable Mention (up to 5): $10 Amazon Gift Card

Examples of previous Silver Quest articles: