December 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
La Plume Award Ceremony

Open to all Miami-Dade students in grades 3-12, La Plume contest was created in 2011 by Miami Conservatory of Music, MCA Academy, and the former Bookstore in the Grove to encourage young writers to express themselves and to provide an opportunity for students to have their work evaluated professionally and published. Students write their stories during the summer, submit their manuscripts on the first day of school which are reviewed by a panel of judges that include published writers, editors, journalists, librarians, educators/professors, and other artists.

The Grand Prize winners have their story published and receive $150 to $350, depending on the level. All winners including 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are awarded cash prizes, special gifts and creative writing workshops.