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  • Submit an original piece of writing: poem, essay, short story, etc.
  • Your original writing should incorporate and/or portray the “Stronger Together” theme.
  • Plagiarism (using someone else’s work without attribution) will result in disqualification and will be reported to your LIA teacher.
  • Your writing submission can be written in English, Spanish, or a combination of both languages.
  • Your writing submission can have a maximum of 500 words and poems can have a maximum of 50 lines. Please double space your essay and set the margins of your essay to 1” (one inch). Poems can be single spaced.

How to Submit Your Work:

  • Your essay or poem should be uploaded in PDF format.
  • Please save your submission with your first and last name as the name of the document (ex: Your-Name-Writing-Competition.pdf)
  • Please make sure your first and last name appear at the top left corner of your document.
  • We highly recommend having a teacher proofread your writing before submitting.

Judging Criteria:

Competition submissions and conference registration
will open on January 2, 2024.

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