Festival of Words
Student Creative Writing Contest

The Festival of Words is a free festival and will be held live on

November 4-5, 2022.

Students in grades 3-12 from across the Acadiana-area are invited to participate in a writing contest sponsored by the National Writing Project of Acadiana and the Festival of Words.

Students can enter their original writing in four (4) categories:

poetry, fiction, multimedia, and advertisement.

Writings should be submitted through a supervising teacher or school facilitator online by sending them to


Parent/guardian permission must be granted by filling out the student writing contest entry form. The supervising teacher or school facilitator should submit these forms electronically by the submission deadline as well.

Final Deadline for online submissions via e-mail is

Monday, October 17, 2022 by 11:55 p.m.

All entrants are invited to attend the festival.

Contest winners will be announced on Friday, October 28, 2022 and will be invited to read their original writing pieces on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Awards will be given for first, second, and third place winners.

Contest winners will also receive an anthology publication of winning entries. 


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You can find the necessary Contest Documents below:

Contest Rules and Guidelines

Contest Entry Form & Parent/Guardian Permission Form