All young adults within the traditional age range of a Montana High School student (9th – 12th grade) can submit their work. But the entrant need not be a formal student in a public or private school. Students currently incarcerated, homeless, in treatment or group homes are also eligible to submit their work (and are encouraged to do so). Naturally, home-schooled students are also encouraged to participate. The intent is to canvass the entire high school aged population within Montana and seek out the new voices no matter their specific circumstance.