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National Creative Writing Competition

2022-2023 Topics

Deadline date - December 12, 2022


Mail Entries to:



833 15th Avenue

Longmont, CO 80501


Elementary (4-6 grades)

   Poetry: Write a poem about something that is in your desk, locker, or backpack

   Short Story: Write a story that begins, "Peering from behind a curtain..."


Junior High (7-8 grades)

      Poetry: Write a poem about a specific period of time (a day, an hour, a minute, between hearing a

      joke and laughing, between the ball tossed and the goal scored, ...)

      Short Story: Write a story that ends with the main character saying, "One good turn deserves     


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