Writing Competition

Open to current LIA students at any grade level

Last year more than $4,000 was awarded to our competition winners!


“It’s Up To Me”

The theme expresses the idea that everyone is responsible to do what they can to find success as students, leaders, and members of the community. The theme also suggests a shared responsibility to help others in the community move forward.

How to Submit Your Written Piece:

  1. Submit your written work at the link below by the deadline date of January 31, 2019!

What to Write:
Your original writing should incorporate and/or embody this year’s theme. You can write in English, Spanish, or a combination of both. Please write in one of the following formats:

  • Short Story
  • Essay
  • Poem


  1. The submission must be your original work. Plagiarism of any kind will result in immediate disqualification
  2. Essays, short stories must not exceed 500 words. Poems must not exceed 50 lines.
  3. Submissions cannot contain any profanity or sexual content

Deadline: January 31, 2019