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Write On, Guam! (1)

Great prizes for kids AND classrooms!! Help us encourage children on Guam (Grades K-12) to get creative! Write an original story, make a poster, or create a video to "Celebrate your favorite person, place or thing!"
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Write On, Guam! (1)

Time & Location

Sep 03, 2020, 11:44 AM – Sep 30, 2020, 11:59 PM
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About the Event

Get creative!  Write an original story, make a poster, create a poem, or make a video to “Celebrate your favorite person, place, or thing!”

The contest is a great way to encourage students to celebrate and be grateful for something that makes a difference in their life; and even offers PRIZES to winners in each group!

ALL WILL WIN!!  There's first and second place awarded at each group level.  Honorable Mention Awards for the top 10 students at each group level AND Outstanding Achievement Certificates for all students who enter!

Spread the Word!  The CLASS that submits the most entries to will WIN much needed supplies!  (school supplies, face masks, hand sanitizer & more!)

Great Prizes for 1st & 2nd Place at each Group Level:

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade:

  • 1st Place - $100 Gift Card for Agana Shopping Center
  • 2nd Place - $25 Gift Card for Agana Shopping Center

3-5th Grade:

  • 1st Place - $100 Gift Card for Agana Shopping Center
  • 2nd Place - $25 Gift Card for Agana Shopping Center

6-8th Grade

  • 1st Place - $100 Gift Cards ($50 LoveClub Street Wear & $50 Danny’s Vanity)
  • 2nd Place - $25 Gift Card for Agana Shopping Center

High School

  • 1st Place - $100 Gift Cards ($50 LoveClub Street Wear & $50 Danny’s Vanity)
  • 2nd Place - $25 Gift Card Agana Shopping Center

Story Guidelines

  • Grades K-2: Your story needs to have at least one original drawing and be at least 25 words OR share your picture in an original video that is at least 30 seconds long.
  • Grades 3-5: Your story needs to have at least one original drawing and be at least 100 words OR share your pictures and your story in an original video that is at least 1 minute long.
  • Grades 6-8:  Your story needs to be at least 250 words PLUS one original photo or drawing OR share your story in an original video that is at least 2 minutes long.
  • High School:  Your story needs to be at least 500 words PLUS one original photo or drawing OR share your story in an original video that is at least 3 minutes long.

How to Enter

RSVP on this page to be emailed the official entry form.   Submit your creative poster, poem, video or essay along with your signed official entry form by email to WriteOnGuam@guamwm.com.  Contest is open to children in K-12 who live on Guam. All entries must be received by September 30, 2020 no later than 11:59 PM.  

When will the stories be judged, and how are they judged? Stories will be judged during the first week of September. They are judged on the quality of the art, the quality of the writing, and how well the art and the writing work together.  For those submitting a video instead of the written word, it will be judged on the story and the entertainment value of the video.

**Some things that make a story special include bright, colorful art; a unique story; a story with a good beginning, middle, and end; illustrations that match the story; attention to details; and following the contest rules!**

All the stories submitted to Guam Windward Memorial are read by the staff. Outstanding stories at each grade level are chosen for judging by a panel of judges made up of local teachers, librarians, authors, artists, journalists, and radio personalities. This panel selects a first and second place winner at each level. The remaining stories selected for judging are awarded an honorable mention.

How will I know if my story won?  First and Second Place winners and honorable mention winners are notified by phone or email following judging. 

Contest Rules/Entry Forms 

All entries must be accompanied by an entry form signed by the child's parent or guardian. Please make sure you print clearly as we use the information on the entry forms to create certificates of achievement, and to communicate with parents via email.

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