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2020-2021 Creative Writing Contest Theme


"How Has Nature Helped Me in this Time of Pandemic?” 

Important Information & Contest Rules

1. Open to 8th grade students in South Florida. Entries may not exceed 500 words. Essays are limited to one per student and 10 per school, as selected by the teacher.

2. The top 10 finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony in March 2021. Of the finalists, three winning essays will be selected by a team of judges based on the following criteria: attention to theme, originality and depth of meaning.

3. Essays must be received via online entry form (below) by February 7, 2021.

Prizes to be Awarded

1st Place Winning Student Essay receives $750 in cash and prizes

2nd Place wins $500 and 3rd Place wins $250

Winning Teachers receive: 1st: $350, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $150

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2019 Winners

Creative Writing Winners Essay

Congratulations to our Top 10 Finalists

WR Thomas Middle School ∙ Ms. Michelle Osorio:

- Rachel Chavez, Jason Gonzalez, Jessica Ratana and Brianna Roque

WR Thomas Middle School ∙ Ms. Gabriela Del Rio:

- Melissa Gonzalez, Kyley Lazarus and Ximena Quintana

Miami Arts Charter School ∙ Ms. Victoria Castells:

- Juliette Osorno, Dylan Reiss and Alex Schefter 

Last year’s guest speaker:

Chance Ammirata, Founder, Lung Love Foundation 

Chance is a passionate advocate who turned a near death experience into an opportunity. He now spreads awareness of the dangers of vaping through education and gives teens who have fallen into the trap of nicotine addiction the resources to quit. 

Creative Writing Chairman: Anthony Broad

Director: Connie Goodman-Milone


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