CLAS Writing Contest!

For all CO K-12 students!

Write this Way:

CLAS is hosting a writing contest for students of the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels. We have decided to establish this event as a way of inviting broader participation from teachers and students all over Colorado. This contest is a unique way of allowing students the chance to not only be published and presented (at the following year’s CLAS Conference), but a way to provide them an authentic audience as well. CLAS strives to provide teachers of English Language Arts a meaningful forum in which they can participate and show what they are doing in their classrooms. Showcasing student work is just another step we are taking to ensure CLAS members and teachers from Colorado receive professional development and networking opportunities that are important, valid, and now: celebratory. Please consider having your students participate in one of our four categories – Narrative, Informative, Opinion/Argument, or Poetry. We look forward to your participation!

Submission Details:

  • Submissions can be entered by any current member of CLAS
  • Submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2016.
  • Teachers will be notified of winning entries by August 31, 2016.

Guidelines: Teachers may submit up to three total student entries in each of the categories. Teachers who submit more than three entries per category will be disqualified and all entries from the teacher will be disqualified.

For questions and submissions:

Contact Tracy Brennan, the Contest Chair at