Open to all Miami-Dade students in grades 3 – 12.

Click here to find out who are the 2016 La Plume winners and finalists!

Click here to read excerpts of some past stories!

It all started for the love and necessity of dreaming, creating and sharing. We want to engage the imagination of young minds because of their extraordinary capacity to invent the future!

La Plume offers students the opportunity to express themselves through a short story with rules relevant to their grade level. A panel of professional journalists, actors, writers and educators evaluate all submissions.

A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for each level will be selected as well as a Grand Prize per level. Prizes will be awarded to all winners and the Grand Prizes will have their manuscript published. A celebration of all the young authors will include a book signing of the published manuscripts.

Cash prizes, creative writing workshops, and numerous awards will be given to all winners, sponsored by Miami Conservatory of Music, The Bookstore in the Grove, MCA academy and other patrons.

There is a $10 fee to enter. Students have the summer to write their stories, which has to be submitted by August 22nd, 2016. Awards are presented on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

For more information email: mystory@laplumecontest.com or call: 305-442-2283

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2016 Award Ceremony invitation

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