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 was May 31st, 2020. Students have the summer to write their stories, which are to be submitted by email only at by Labor Day, Monday September 7th, 2020 (midnight).

Due to Covid-19, the Award Ceremony will be virtual on Sunday, December 6th, 2020.

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Past Winners