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Enter our writing contests

Students get published, win prizes,

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Enter our writing contests

Students get published, win prizes,

teachers earn school supplies


Writing Contests for Students in Grades K-9 

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It is an honor to work with you. The pride our students share is unbelievable when it comes to their writing. It is a great way to turn them on to poetry, self-expression, and social studies. We thank you.

Read More---- Darcella Maul

Thanks again for your wonderful competition. Over many years, I have seen kids grow in their enthusiasm for writing. Fantastic! Today, 39 of our students walked out the door feeling like champions!

Read More---- Kelly Mattson

Wow! We do several different poetry exercises and projects throughout the year and I have found that the experience of working with your contest helps create extra student enthusiasm for their work and our various topics.

Read More---- Brad Woodward

We were also very pleased to be named one of the schools to receive a Poetic Achievement Award. Thank you for sponsoring this poetry contest. It allowed our student poets the opportunity to see that they can, and do write for a real audience.

Read More---- Barbara Gondek

I want to thank you. Your contest will boost self-confidence, especially for those students who do not play sports. I hope we can continue to contribute to your book. My students are thrilled to see their work in such a wonderful publication! Thank you for your efforts.

Read More---- Mrs. DeHoney

This contest is an excellent tool for motivation and stimulates an appreciation for poetry. It has proven to be a self-esteem booster for my students and stirs a sense of energy I have found hard to generate from regular instruction in the classroom. My students have found a purpose for writing, and I have you to thank for creating such an opportunity.

Read More---- Kimberly J. White

Thank you for conducting this contest. Knowing that their poems will be published has given these students a feeling of success. Since they are all Title I reading students who have difficulty with reading and writing anyway, your recognition of their literary talents has been especially meaningful to them.

Read More---- Margaret Cheasebro -Counselor

I would like to say thank you for your wonderful contest. I can't tell you how excited this year's students were to submit their work. When we presented our poems at our Author's Tea, the parents were very pleased. Presenting your poem and then having it published, is a wonderful way to start the school year.

Read More---- Jacolyn Krause

Thank you for offering the contest/anthology for young writers. In this world of video games, virtual reality, and other technological hooplah, it is nice to have a group such as you who still value the written word! So many high school students love to write poetry and I think it is wonderful to provide a vehicle through which to showcase their work.

Read More---- Anne Byrd

Your company is doing a great thing for our youth! Writing down thoughts and feelings is a way to express what's inside and very healthy! I pray for all of you to receive a blessing for the kindness and generosity toward our family. Creative Communication is the "real thing!" They deliver a wonderful anthology jammed with the words of our youth - BRAVO!

Read More---- Donna McCracken - Parent



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Contest Deadlines:

Fall: December 5th
Spring: April 18th
Summer: August 8th








Every Great Writer Started Somewhere!

In fifth grade, Taylor Swift was a Top Ten Winner in our contest with the Poem

"Monster in My Closet!"

Taylor says...
"It started with poetry, trying to figure out the perfect combination of words, with the perfect amount of syllables and the perfect rhyme to make it completely pop off the page. I started when I was 10 and won this national poetry contest..."The Washington Post, February 28, 2008

Just like Taylor Swift, you can start here

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For the past 20 years we have awarded over 2 million dollars in cash prizes, school supplies and free books. You and your students can share in the rewards by entering our writing competitions. We have writing contests for elementary school students and middle school students.

It is our goal to help your student find their creative competition through expressing their thoughts and feelings with the power of writing. Our writing contests are open to the U.S. and are broken down by grade divisions. Enter your students today in one of our many contests for their works of poetry.


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