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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 Carrie Clark.

10th Annual Creative Writing Competition
deadline Friday, December 8, 2017, midnight.

Open to passionate writers in grades
4th —12th.

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

Deadline: December 8, 2017.

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, 2018. The winning entries will be published in a book that will be available in the spring. Students need not be identified gifted to participate.



This page was updated on September 8, 2017

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

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Interested in what happened in previous competitions?

2016-17 CGA Creative Writing Competition

  • Click HERE to see results from the 2016-17 Competition.

2015-16 CGA Creative Writing Competition

  • Click HERE to see results from the 2015-16 Competition.

2014-15 CGA Creative Writing Competition

2013-14 CGA Creative Writing Competition

2012-13 CGA Creative Writing Competition.

2011-2012 CGA Creative Writing Competition

2010-2011 CGA Creative Writing Competition

2009-2010 Creative Writing Competition