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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

La Plume Writers Contest seeking Grove applicants

Last year's first place winners from left: Nicole Nixon, Megan Maguire and Logan Shapiro.

The seventh annual La Plume Young Writers’ Contest is now accepting applications from Miami Dade students in grades 3-12. Writers may submit their typed story on a theme of their choice relevant to their age and grade level. The Grand Prize winners will have their story published and receive $150 to $350, depending on the level. All winners including 1st, 2nd & 3rd places will be awarded cash prizes, special gifts and creative writing workshops.

Students will write their stories during the summer to be submitted by Monday, August 21st for review by a panel of judges that include published writers, editors, actors, journalists, librarians, educators/professors, and other artists. Winners will be announced on October 16th. The award ceremony and book signing will be held on Saturday, November 18th. 

Applications and rules are available online at www.laplumecontest.com as well as at the Bookstore in the Grove (Corner of Virginia & Grand) or at Miami Conservatory of Music at 2911 Grand Avenue (end of the Mayfair Promenade). The deadline to register is May 31, 2017, midnight, and there is a $10 application fee.

For more information, please call 305-442-2283 or visit www.laplumecontest.com

All of last year's winners.

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