Young Authors Contest
About the Contest
Requirements for each category? - Click HERE
District Due Date: February 8, 2019
All manuscripts must be submitted
with Editing rights to your local GT Coordinator in a Google Doc
CWTAG Coordinators need to submit their winning entries (after a careful edit) using the CWTAG Registration document by March 15, 2019
2018-2019 Picture AND Argumentative Writing Prompts
Creative Writing Photos for GRADES 3-6
Argumentative Writing Prompts for Grades 5 & 6
- Plan your argumentative piece out in advance. Remember a good argument has an introduction, reasons, and conclusion to make others want to agree with you. You should also respond to “counter arguments” (those who would oppose your stance) in your writing.
Prompt One (1)
Someday, you and your classmates will be the adults in charge of running the world. Is that thought exciting or terrifying? Which of your classmates would make the best president of the United States? Write an editorial announcing a presidential bid by a classmate of yours (or yourself). Tell why the person would make an excellent president, provide the person’s qualifications, and urge readers to vote for the candidate.
Prompt Three (3)
John Lennon once observed, “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” If that is true, is it better to live life without a plan, to carefully follow a precise plan, or to somehow balance planning and spontaneity? Write an essay arguing for how a person should plan (or not plan) life. Support your claim using examples from your life and the lives of other students.
Prompt Two (2)
Archeologists have uncovered ancient flutes carved from bird bones and mammoth ivory, showing that music has been with us for a very long time. Even so, what is music for? It doesn’t provide food or shelter. It doesn’t cure disease or solve problems. What does music do? Write an essay that tells what music does for human beings and argues for its value in our lives.
Prompt Four (4)
Your Own Topic. Choose to write about something you feel strongly about.