Writing Contests

Professional Writing Contest for Teachers & Educators

2016 PROMPT:

As educators, we seek to inspire our students to improve their lives by becoming more literate. How do we inspire students to become more literate? Think of a text (print, digital, electronic) that has spoken to your students, given them guidance in the midst of their complex lives, or inspired them to reflect upon or change their lives in some way. Write a reflective essay about how the text has enabled your students to lead more literate lives.

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2016

First Place: one CATE annual convention basic registration, plus publication in California English and on CateWeb.org.

Second Place: one CATE membership, plus publication in California English and on CateWeb.org.

Directions for submitting the entry:

Olga Kokino
CATE PWC Coordinator
2122 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Creative Writing Contest for Students

2016-17 Theme
Text and Tech: Blending Tradition with Innovation

Deadline for submissions: November 1,2016

Download the contest flyer at www.cateweb.org


Innovation is about trying something new while tradition is about honoring the past. Usually innovation and tradition are seen as pulling in opposing directions. Write about a time when innovation and tradition came together. You can write a personal essay, an expository piece, a work of fiction, or a poem that explores this blend of the old and the new.