Our creative  writing competition is available to all MSAACS schools, even if they are not able to attend our March and April/May competitions.  Every school is encouraged to get involved!*

Who: Students in Grades 4-6 (Elementary); 7-8 (Junior High)

Categories:  Elementary Poetry - Write a poem about something that is in your desk, locker or


                     Elementary Short Story - Write a story that begins, "Peering from behind a curtain..."

                     Junior High Poetry - Write a poem about a specific period of time (a day, an hour,

                                                        a minute, between hearing a joke and laughing, between the

                                                        ball tossed and the goal scored, ...)

                     Junior High Short Story - Write a story that ends with the main character saying,

                                                               "One good turn deserves another."

Submission Deadline: December 12, 2022

Location: On your campus

*The high school creative writing competition takes place during the spring semester. Details will be sent to your school.

**Scroll down for information on how to participate**

How to participate

  1. Pick a day for your students to participate in this event at your school.  It could be during school or after's totally up to you.
  2. Remember, students may write in both poetry and short story in your school competition, but you may only enter a student in one category at the state level.
  3. Judge each piece and select the top 3 for each category.
  4. Send the top 3 pieces from each category a (a possibility of 12 total) and mail them to TOCS Creative Writing, 1311 E Bankhead Dr, Weatherford, TX, 76086.
  5. Selections must be received by December 12, 2022.