2023 Creative Writing Contest
Theme: Write a story from the perspective of an Animal
Entries now being accepted.
January 4 - Submissions Open
February 17th at Midnight - Submissions Closed
March 11th - Awards Ceremony
1. Open to 8th grade students in South Florida. One entry per student. Entries limited to a maximum of 500 words, 12-point font, typed and/or Word or PDF file format. Essays must be written in English. Essay Format ONLY.
2. The top 10 finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on March 11th, 2023. 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 Feb. 17th, 2023
Creative Writing Judging Criteria
1. Splendid prose
2. Attention to theme
3. Depth of meaning
4. Depth of expression
6. Genuineness of voice
7. Grammatical correctness
1st Place Winning Student Essay receives $750 in cash and prizes
2nd Place wins $500
3rd Place wins $250
Winning Teachers receive:
1st Place wins $350
2nd Place wins $250
3rd Place wins $150
**When your class submits 5 essays, your school will be entered into a raffle to win a cash prize of $500
Please be sure to include your name at the top of your essay, as well as your name in the file name of the pdf.
"Student Name JrOB CW Essay.pdf"
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Creative Writing Chair: Jenny Lopez-Ponce
Director: Anthony Broad
Committee Members: Connie Goodman-Milone & Jennifer Forbes