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 Registration Now Open!

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.

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

Registration deadline was May 31st, 2020. There was a $10 fee to enter. Students have the summer to write their stories, which are to be submitted by August 17th, 2020.

Awards will be presented in December, 2020, at the Miami Conservatory of Music.

For more information and to sign-up, go to

Past Winners