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Professional Writing Contest for Teachers & Educators

2017 PROMPT:

The theme of CATE 2018’s Convention is With Literacy and Justice for All. How are the concepts of literacy and justice linked in your own day-to-day teaching?

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2017

First Place: one CATE annual convention basic registration, plus publication in California English and on CateWeb.org.

Second Place: one CATE membership, plus publication in California English and on CateWeb.org.

Directions for submitting the entry:

About the Contest:

To encourage teachers to join the wider professional community, each year CATE sponsors a professional writing contest. A prompt will be published in California English and on CATEweb, the deadline for entries will be August 31, and winners will be selected at the September Board of Directors meeting. Entries must be electronically submitted, must be 1500 words or fewer, and should show how the writer uses theory, professional reading, or classroom research for classroom practice.

The First Place winner will receive a basic level registration to the following annual CATE convention, plus publication in California English and on CATEweb. The Second Place winner will receive a one-year CATE membership, plus publication in California English and on CATEweb.


Creative Writing Contest for Students

2017-18 Theme
With Literacy and Justice for All

Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2017

Download the contest flyer at www.cateweb.org

PROMPT:

Considering the contest’s theme, With Literacy and Justice for All, write a poem, short story, essay, or speech about a message that needs to be heard.