Skip to main content

Welcome to PhilWP

PhilWP is a practitioner network, connecting K-university educators with teachers, principals, parents, and out-of-school-time leaders to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning across grade levels and disciplines. Each year, new teacher-leaders join the PhilWP network and work in classrooms and other education spaces, supporting young people as writers and learners. A site of the National Writing Project, PhilWP has served Philadelphia schools since 1986.

National Writing Project logo
Teaching with Primary Sources logo

News & Events

Youth Programs

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards logo

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Philadelphia Writing Project serves as the regional writing affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Art & Writing Awards are coordinated by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, which seeks to identify and support exceptional writers and artists. Learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The Philadelphia Writing Project is currently seeking volunteer jurors to participate in the 2024 Awards. Please register at if you are interested in reading the brilliant writing created by local youth!

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honorees! View the list of local winners.


PhilWP Update


The PhilWP Update provides news and current information for local teachers and partners. Sign up for the PhilWP Update.