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We are hoping to be even bigger and better this year. Are you a teacher or author who would like to help us judge these talented entries? Please contact Elizabeth Chappell.

7th Annual Creative Writing Competition
deadline Thursday, Dec 4, 2014, midnight.

2014-15 RESULTS: CLICK HERE

Open to passionate writers in grades 3rd —12th.

Open to CISD students and students outside CISD
CGA membership required only if student does not attend CISD schools.

Deadline: December 4, 2014.

click here for: Rules and FAQs
(includes link for Online Entry Form)

Each entry will be judged based on its artistic expression; however, technical merit will also be a factor. Finalists (evaluated by student grade and category) will be announced early February, 2015. The winning entries will be published in a book that will be available in the spring. Students need not be identified gifted to participate.

Categories:  

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction (includes memoir, personal essay, narrative)

Esteemed judges:

  • Donna Albritton
  • Lamar Benfield
  • Megan Besozzi
  • Matt Bowden
  • Heather Cato
  • Gail Cotting
  • Nick Coenraad
  • Cristina Counts
  • Tamra Dollar
  • Kimberley Fleischer
  • Lynette Fortson
  • Meghan Fortson
  • Eileen Fox
  • Rebecca Garrett
  • Tracy Gipson
  • Tess Haranda
  • Joni Hill
  • Amy Hull
  • Brad Hunt
  • Jennifer Judd
  • Teri Keith
  • Traci Kernion
  • Sabrina Khan
  • Cassandra Knight
  • Tammy Mandel>/li>
  • Debra Marshall
  • Jennifer Martin
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Mel Mollick
  • Diane Moore
  • Marly Natherson
  • Kim Pope Kindred
  • Vijaya Pusuluri
  • Melanie Ringman
  • Laura Sanders
  • Laila Sanguras
  • Kimberley Schrader
  • Carol Smith
  • Kim Smith
  • Liz Tanner
  • Carson Thompson
  • Lisa Timmerman
  • Victoria Tong
  • Travis Washmon
  • Sarah Wise

Special thanks to The Press Group for providing the creative support and printing for our annual posters.

This page was updated on August 5, 2014.


Professionally-bound books (books available to borrow at the CGA Lending Library)

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Interested in what happened in previous competitions?

2013-14 CGA Creative Writing Competition

2012-13 CGA Creative Writing Competition.

2011-2012 CGA Creative Writing Competition

2010-2011 CGA Creative Writing Competition

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2009-2010 Creative Writing Competition

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