The Creative Writing Contest is open for students in grades 5 through 12. The contest is conducted from September -November. Composition Divisions are 5th-6th Grade; 7th-8th Grade; and 9th-12th Grade. Students write either prose or poetry with winners chosen for each category and division. Top papers are organized into a booklet and Exemplary and Honorable Mention recipients receive a copy.
This year we tried a new approach for the topic! Students were given an image, title and caption to create their own story. The image and caption were meant to be creative writing "starters" and then it was up to the students to complete the tale using their creativity and imagination.
The Exemplary Compositions for the 2018-2019 Creative Writing Contest are as follows:
5th & 6th Grade Composition Division
For this division we only had 5 poetry compositions submitted, none of which qualified as honorable mention or exemplary. We did have a tie for the prose category so we decided since we did not have a poetry winner we would acknowledge both recipients for the prose category instead of doing a tie-breaker.
Prose-Breanna Subbert, Hayfield & Audrey Oscarson, Triton
7th & 8th Grade Composition Division
Prose-Lily Schammel, Blooming Prairie
Poetry-Rylee Finney, Byron
9th-12th Grade Composition Division
Prose-Viridiana Villarreal, Blooming Prairie
Poetry-Makena Jensen, Triton
If you are interested in reading the Exemplary and Honorable Mention Compositions from the '18-'19 year click on the link below.