Express yourself! That's what you can do with this amazing optional competition! Short Stories and Poetry are both permitted for entry. A Short Story or Poetry submission should be submitted via the form below by the submission date given to you by your director and should be not exceed 500 words for each poem or 1,000 words for each short story. Topics should be family friendly and contain no content with violence, sex, sexual orientation, political preferences, or curse words. Submissions may be fictional or non-fictional. Submissions should be an original piece by the contestant and any words/works that belong to others should be cited. Grading criteria includes punctuation, spelling, content, proper sentence structure, and creativity.
A contestant may enter this category up to thee times with her choice of three poems, three short stories or a combination of the entries.