Contest Entry Form

To download and print a 2016 entry form, click 2016LAwritesentryandflyer

Louisiana Writing Project

Louisiana Writes! Youth Writing Contest – 2016


Entry/ Release form

Please print. Failure to include all information may disqualify the entry.

 Student’s Name


Title of entry ________________________________

Grade level _________________

Language: English     French          Category: Poetry   Fiction    Nonfiction

Teacher’s name ________________________

E-mail _____________________________


School address __________________________________

City _______________________________, LA Zip ______________________

Student’s Home mailing address _______________________________________________

City _____________________­­­­______, LA Zip _______________________

Home phone number ________________

e-mail address _________________________

Pledge of originality: I declare that the work I am submitting to the Louisiana Writes contest is my own original work.

 Student’s signature ___________________________________________________________


Release form: I hereby grant to the Louisiana Writing Project the nonexclusive right and permission in respect of the original writing I have submitted to the Louisiana Writes contest, to use, publish, and otherwise reproduce this work and to use my child’s name to identify the author of this work in connection with my participation in the Louisiana Writes Contest.  I understand that any use of this submitted work will include my child’s name as its creator.  In any of the winning categories, the Louisiana Writing Project maintains the right to declare no winner and withhold prizes if no work of merit is found.


I, _________________________________, being the parent or guardian of the above-named minor, hereby consent to and join in the foregoing release and consent on behalf of said minor.

Parent’s signature


Note: Winners will be asked to submit a copy via e-mail in September of 2016. Authors and teachers should save a personal copy electronically enabling this submission.

Mail to:

Louisiana Writes! Young Writer’s Contest

Margaret Simon, Contest Coordinator

#3 Duperier Oaks, New Iberia, LA. 70563



Louisiana Writes:

Youth Writing Contest – 2016

 Competition is open to all Louisiana students in grades K-12.

Prose: French or English Fiction or Nonfiction

  • K-6th grades: 750 word limit
  • 7th-12th grades: 1500 word limit

Poetry: (up to 3 poems, max. 100 lines) French or English

Medals and certificates awarded in each English category in each of the six grade-level divisions:

K-2nd grade     3rd-4th grade     5th -6th grades          7th -8th grades      

9th -10th grades                       11th-12th grades

Medals and certificates awarded in each French category will be for all grade levels within the division:

Junior Division: K – 6th grades          Senior Division: 7th-12th grades


Deadline for entry: May 15, 2016


  • Notification of winners by September 1, 2016
  • Entries must include an entry form with signed permission for publication.  In order for judging to remain anonymous, please do not put the author’s name on the entry.
  • Email submissions are not accepted at this time.
  • Winning entries will be published in an anthology, and the winning authors will be invited to an event during the Louisiana Festival of the Book.
  • In any of the winning categories the Louisiana Writing Project maintains the right to declare no winner and withhold prizes if no work of merit is found.
  • Students may enter writings in all categories within their age group.


Send entries to:

LA Writes Contest

Margaret Simon

# 3 Duperier Oaks

New Iberia, LA. 70563

E-mail: (Do not email submissions)



3 thoughts on “Contest Entry Form

  1. Contest Open | Louisiana Writes! February 16, 2014 at 5:39 pm Reply

    […] Contest Entry Form […]

  2. motownsite February 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Is there an updated form for the 2016 contest entries yet?

    • margaretsmn February 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm Reply

      The site will be updated by March 1st. The contest deadline is May 15.

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