Academic Quests

The Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was started on April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. Over 14,104 high schools in all 50 US states and 44 countries have established local chapters of the Quill and Scroll.

Age Criteria Guidelines Cost & Payment Dates To Remember Results Merit & Awards

Students in 9th through 13th grade can participate in the Quill & Scroll Editorial Contest. Entries will be divided into two classifications.

Class A for students in 9th through 11th grades

Class B for students in 12th and 13th grades

The competition does not have any rounds. The participants will write a persuasive editorial essay in journalistic style on a given topic and submit before the due date. Essays are to be no more than 1,000 words, typed double-spaced, in Arial font, with journalistic attribution style. No matter how they are produced (Word document, Google doc, etc.), they are to be saved as PDF documents.

Topic: "Now that we have had at least
three years since the pandemic began, some research indicates teen mental
health has been negatively impacted by this international event. What is the
impact of this event on Pakistani youth's mental health & more importantly,
how can teens unify to break the stigma concerning accessing mental health

Important Note: All participants are requested to submit their Quill and Scroll editorial writing to on November 4th before 5pm.

Competition Cost: $12 (Contest Fee $10 and $2 are international transaction charges)


  • In order to confirm your registration, please fill out the form by clicking on (Register Now) in the tab below.
  • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.
  • Payment is nonrefundable if you are unable to participate in the competition after registration.

Registration Commencement:

1st of September 2023

Submission Deadline Date:

4th November 2023

Result Announcement Date:

10th December, 2023 (Tentative)


Important Note:

All participants are requested to submit their Quill and Scroll editorial writing to on November 4th, 2023 before 5pm.

Results: Participants will be able to see their results here after they are announced by Quill & Scroll

Winners : Click Here

The contest will be judged by professional American journalists. Judges will award first, second, and third places in each class, and they will also award honorable mentions so that at least 10 percent of all entries are recognized. All students who are recognized are eligible to apply for Quill and Scroll scholarships. Amounts range from $500 US to $1,500 US.


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