The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts Writing Contest

Please support the efforts of KCTE/LA in recognizing the exceptional writing of your Kentucky students!

We are pleased to announce that we have modified our Writing Contest with the following details:

  • Elementary Level has now been split into Primary (grades K-2) and Intermediate (grades 3-5)

  • Middle School is now Grades 6-8.

    • If you are in a middle school with grade 5, you should choose Intermediate for your entry grade level.

  • Multimodal Composition is now a category for all grades.

  • Multimodal compositions can be submitted as a variety of file types or a link to a video published online and include any compositions that incorporate two or more modes of creation, such as video, text, sound, voiceover, photographs (found or original), music, etc.

  • Be sure that all outside sources, including images and music, are properly cited.


Teachers with a first-place winner in any category will receive a $25 gift card and free KCTE/LA membership for the year. Please note this when you register for the conference.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Teachers may submit up to three (3) total student entries in each of the categories (for example, one middle school teacher may submit three student entries in the Narrative category, three entries in the Poetry category, and so on).

Remember: Teachers who submit more than three entries per category will be disqualified and all entries from the teacher will be disqualified.

WHAT IS THE KCTE/LA WRITING CONTEST?

KCTE/LA sponsors a writing contest at the Elementary (Primary K-2/Intermediate 3-5), Middle (6-8), High School, and College levels with winners in first through fifth place in the following categories:

  1. Narrative/Real or Imagined

  2. Informative/Explanatory

  3. Opinion/Argumentative

  4. Poetry

  5. Multimodal Composition (new for 2020)

WHO CAN SUBMIT STUDENT WRITING?

Submissions can be entered by any current member of KCTE.

Check membership status by emailing the membership chairs.

WHEN CAN A TEACHER BEGIN SUBMITTING ENTRIES?

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY STUDENT'S WRITING?

After reading the Submission Instructions, simply click the link on the bottom of the page ("Click Here for Writing Contest Submission Form").