It all started for the love and necessity of dreaming, creating and sharing. We want to engage the imagination of young minds because of their extraordinary capacity to invent the future!

La Plume offers students the opportunity to express themselves through a short story with rules relevant to their grade level. A panel of professional journalists, actors, writers and educators evaluate all submissions.

A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for each level will be selected as well as a Grand Prize per level. Prizes will be awarded to all winners and the Grand Prizes will have their manuscript published.

Cash prizes, creative writing workshops, and numerous awards will be given to all winners, sponsored by Miami Conservatory of Music.

There is a $10 fee to enter. Students have the summer to write their stories, which had to be submitted this year by August 21st, 2017. Awards were presented on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.

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