Seeking to promote the study of Latin, New Saint Andrews challenges secondary students to compete in our annual Phaedrus Latin. Compose and submit an original Latin Fable to compete for cash prizes and scholarships to New Saint Andrews College. Put your creativity and Latin training to the test by entering this competition.
The contest begins December 15, 2019, and ends March 1, 2020, at midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time).
New Saint Andrews College is offering $1000 scholarships* for the top five Latin entries. That is in addition to the top prize of $500 for first place. The College also gives cash prizes to the second-and third-place winners, along with honorable mention recognition for other deserving entries.
Participating students will submit a 100 to 200-word original fable in Latin, along with an English translation of the submitted piece. Compositions will be graded based on the student’s ability to accurately use Latin vocabulary and forms of speech, as well as the student’s creativity in subject matter and writing style.
The Phaedrus Latin Composition Contest is administered entirely through the internet. There is no cost, and getting started is easy.
*Five $1,000 one-time stackable scholarships will be awarded to students who place as finalists. Scholarships are for students who are accepted at and choose to attend New Saint Andrews College immediately following high school. Students interested in applying to NSA can learn more here.
The fable should be as much like a Greek or Roman fable as possible. Keep the following in mind:
$1,000 NSA scholarships for the top five entries
1st Prize: $500 in cash
2nd Prize: $300 in cash
3rd Prize: $200 in cash
Honorable mention certificates
Registration for the ninth annual 2019-2020 Phaedrus Contest is open December 15, 2019
Submissions must be entered by students or their parents (teachers are welcome to assist).
Entries must be submitted online before midnight on March 1, 2020. Submissions sent after 11:59 P.M. PDT, will not be accepted.
Judging will be completed no later than May 1, 2020.