TST BOCES Creative Writing Contest
Here are a few things you should know:
- Submission links for each category are listed on the Cooperative Enrichment home page
- Printable step by step directions are listed on the homepage; please have students reference these when submitting an entry
- Videos are also on the homepage to help guide students through the submission process
Students can not submit Google Docs through the upload site if using a Chromebook. If students are submitting using a Chromebook, they must convert the document to a Word document.
Students can do so by moving to "File" on the left hand side of their screen. Then moving to "Download as", then choosing Word document. The Word document can then be found in their Google Drive and uploaded through the submission link.
Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need assistance. TST Tech Integration Specialists and I are on hand to help you and your students if you need!
Creative Writing Contest Opens February 1, 2016
The Google Form will be posted on the Cooperative Enrichment web site, will be pushed out to teachers and principals in the schools, and will be shared through our social media sites (Twitter and Facebook).
The Office of Cooperative Enrichment recently assisted the Ithaca Journal with their November essay contest "What I'm Thankful For This Year". We utilized a Google Form for submission collection and it worked beautifully seamlessly cataloging more than 300 submissions!
This form will be a bit different than the system used in the past, but I assure you that the process will be easier and require less time with technical aspects leaving more time for the creative process.
New Category! Rap!
The rap should be 12-16 lines long.
The rap should be original and should be absent of profanity and vulgar language.
Raps should focus on current or historical events. i.e. Martin Luther King Jr, civil rights, Black Lives Matter movement, climate change, presidential election, etc.
Students can only submit to one category in the contest i.e. writing, or poetry, or visual arts, or rap.
Students in grades 9-12 only may submit audio files or video files of their rap. Students in grades 4-8 must submit lyrics only.
January: Refining of Google Form, Publicizing of the Event
February 1: Google Form Submission Link open to students
March 30: Google Form Submission Link closes
April- May: Judges identify winning submissions
Mid May: Winners announced
June: Awards/certificates sent to school districts
June: Winning submissions posted to TST BOCES Cooperative Enrichment Web Page