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2021 Jeffco Writing Challenge

Start Planning Now for the 2021 Jeffco Writing Challenge!

* First place winners in each grade will win $100

* Second place winners will win a $25 Gift Card

* Third place winners will win a $15 Gift Card


Schools win awards based on student entries:

* First Place School Wins $500

* Second Place School Wins $300

* Third Place School Wins $200

Advice for getting published in a scholarly journal (essay)

The Jeffco Writing Challenge is open to all Jefferson County School students in K-12.

Poetry, short stories, non-fiction or dramas are all welcome.

K-5th Grades Prompt:  How has your life changed in the last year, and what have you learned? Given this experience, how will you help the world when you grow up? Make sure your reader can understand your purpose in 500 words or less.


6th – 12th Graders may choose EITHER the above prompt OR the following:

Imagine you are an adult, working in your chosen field, when the next pandemic strikes. When do you think this will happen, and what will you do to help ease the social burdens of the world? Make sure your reader can understand your purpose in 500 words or less.

Deadline for submissions is February 22. 2021


Please no paired grades submitted together. Each writer must do their own work!


To submit your entry, fill out the online Entry Form/Permission Slip at

Then, 1) send a printed copy of your story and

2) attach a copy of the permission slip/entry form completed online to:



Your child’s grade number

P.O. Box 688 Golden, CO 80402

Questions?  Call 800-978-4290 or 720-354-1444, or email

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