Short Story Contest

Submit your story for the next HOME Short Story Contest!

Our short story contest kicks off each year at the HOME Annual Convention in March.


The contest is open to Maine homeschooled students between the ages of 7 and 18.


2017 Theme: Hope for the Future


To qualify, each student's entry must be submitted in a Word document and emailed to This email must include the student's name, age, home address, and parent's name. There is a 1,500 word limit. 


Entries must be received on or before July 1. 


$25 Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded in each of three age categories: ages 7 to 9, ages 10 to 13, and ages 14 to 18.


Winning entries will  be featured in the fall online issue of the HOME Digest.

2017 Ongoing HOME Events

Group Portfolio Reviews

6/3 Bangor

6/13 Westbrook

6/23 Bridgton

8/17 Camden

8/3 Lewiston

8/16 Preque Isle

8/23 Augusta

8/24 Rockland

Getting Started Workshops

6/13 Westbrook

8/23 Augusta

Monthy Sports & Fitness Activities 

6/8 Monthly Hike, Searsport 

10/6 Monthly Skate, Portland  

Summer Playground Days

5/30 Standish

6/13 Bridgton

6/27 Brownfield

8/15 Brownfield

8/29 Bridgton

9/26 Brownfield


Upcoming in 2017

Upcoming in 2018