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!

The 2020 La Plume Young Writers’ Contest.

La Plume offers all Miami-Dade students in grades 3-12 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.

Registration deadline is May 31st, 2020. The $10 fee this year to register is waived. Students have the summer to write their stories, which are to be submitted by August 24th, 2020.

Award ceremony date and condition will be redefined due to Covid-19.

For more information and to sign-up, go to

Past Winners