24th Annual


Topic: "The day I met..."

Description: The Creative Writing Contest is open for students in grades 5 through 12. The topic of the contest is "The day I met..."  Students can enter the prose or poetry division. Composition Divisions are as follows: 5th-6th Grade; 7th-8th Grade; 9th-12th Grade. Each division has separate categories for prose and poetry. Top papers (80% and above) are organized into a booklet and each participant receives a copy.

Grade Level: Students in grades 5 through 12 are encouraged to participate.

All Key Dates for the 2016-2017 Creative Writing Contest

*Monday, September 19, 2016-Language Arts and Reading teachers will receive Creative Writing Contest Introductory Letter and Contest Announcement.

*Friday, September 23, 2016-Teachers read Contest Announcement to classes. (Copies may be sent home with students).

*Monday, September 26, 2016-Teachers distribute packets to interested students. Students may register with their teachers and pick up their packets. They may begin writing immediately and turn their compositions in when completed.

*Monday, October 17, 2016-Compositions due by 3:00 p.m.-turned in to teacher where students received Rules/Registration packets. PAPERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM ATTACHED. Local G/T contacts collect papers and Registration list, along with a typed listing of all registered student names or class list with registered students circled, from teachers. ZED staff will collect papers and Registration list from contacts.

*Round 1 Judging: October 31, 2016-November 7, 2016

*Round 2 Judging: November 7, 2016-November 14, 2016

*Round 3 Judging: November 14, 2016-November 21, 2016

*January 9-13, 2017 Winners announced

*February-Booklets printed and distributed

Sponsored by:
Zumbro Education District