WHO: All Acadiana-area students in grades 3-12 who attend public schools, private schools, charter schools, and homeschools

WHAT: Festival of Words Student Creative Writing Contest

WHEN: Final Deadline for online submissions is Friday, October 12, 2018

Festival of Words event will be held in Grand Coteau on Saturday, November 3, 2018

All entrants are invited to attend the festival; contest winners will be invited to read their original writing pieces on the Community Stage

CONTACT: Dr. Toby Daspit, (337) 482-6409

Students in grades 3-12 from across the Acadiana-area are invited to participate in a writing contest sponsored by the National Writing Project of Acadiana and the Festival of Words. Students can enter their original writing pieces into three writing categories including poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Writings should be submitted through a supervising teacher or school facilitator online by sending them to or sharing in a Google folder. Parental permission must be granted by filling out the student writing contest entry form. Awards will be given for first, second, and third place winners. Contest winners will also receive an anthology publication of winning entries.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Toby Daspit, Co-Director of the National Writing Project of Acadiana at (337) 482-6409 if you have questions or concerns.