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Festival of Words
Student Creative Writing Competition

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. Click on the link below to access the Contest information, Permission Slip, and Sign up Sheet!


The Southern Screen Festival is hosting its first writing competition included in the festival this year and NWP-A is co-sponsoring the competition!

2023 Theme: A Story of Perseverance 


  • Submission Date and Deadline

    • Submissions will be accepted from Tuesday, August 1 through Sunday, October 1. 

  • Submission Information 

    • Top 10 Finalists will be announced Wednesday, November 1.

    • Prize recipients will be announced at the Southern Screen Festival on Friday, November 17. 

    • Submissions should be no less than 1,000 words and not exceed 1,500 words (not including title page). 

    • Submissions can be in any genre but should be in the form of prose (e.g., short story, flash fiction).

    • The submission should include a title page with a 1-2 sentence synopsis and no identifying author information, followed by the submission. 

    • Entry forms and fees must be submitted electronically 

  • For more information and to submit your work, click on the link below:


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