National Creative Writing Competition

2019-2020 Topics

Deadline date December 13, 2019


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 in  which a pet changes in an unusual way (examples: small pet becomes

   huge, slow pet becomes fast, tame pet becomes wild).


Junior High (7-8 grades)

      Poetry: Write a poem about a small-town hero.

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


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