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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Creative Writing Contest Underway

Girl being presented with award

The 8th Annual Write On! creative writing contest is underway. Since 2012, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture has read hundreds of written works of art from Grand Valley children with topics ranging from creativity, music, and public art.

This year's theme provides an opportunity for kids to dig deep and find the positives in the changing situations we find ourselves in due to the pandemic. This year’s writing topic is about the following: "What newfound appreciation do you have because of your time at home?". Kids are encouraged to create an essay, lyrics, short stories, or original poems. 

The contest is divided into three grade categories and word limits:

    3rd - 5th (200-word maximum)

    6th - 8th (500-word maximum)

    9th - 12th (1,000-word maximum)

Arts-related prizes will be awarded to the top finishers and the first-place winners in each category will be invited to read their pieces online and experience an on-air interview with KAFM community radio.

Submissions must include your name and phone number, email, school, grade, and parent's name typed and dated. Submissions can be emailed to Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2021 by 5:00 P.M. Additional information can be found at

*Photo of Siena Miller, first place winner receives her award from Arts Commissioner Gary Ambrosier in 2020.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager | 970-244 1557 or

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