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2016 Parade Best Overall Band Winners – Miami Northwestern

Junior Varsity Basketball Classic Jan. 27-28 & Feb. 3-4

Creative Writing

The 2016-2017 Creative Writing Contest is here!

Contest Theme:
“At this, the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Parks,
What Can We Do to Protect our Parks in the Years to Come?”
Click here for the brochure for contest rules and to enter.

2017 Creative Writing Awards Ceremony
February 12, 2017
Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave

Congratulations to our 2016 Winners and Finalists.
Click on each winner’s name to read the winning essay.

First Place Winner: Gabriel Hernandez – Doral Academy
Second Place Winner: Monica Shah – Palmetto Middle School
Third Place Winner: Taylor Quintero – Saint Louis Covenant School
Click here for full list of finalists.

Click here to see photos from the 2016 Awards Ceremony

In partnership with the South Florida Writers Association, the Junior Orange Bowl is presenting the 28th annual Creative Writing Contest. Open to eighth grade students in South Florida, this year’s theme is “Is There Hope for Harmony in the World?”.
Finalists and Winners are honored at a ceremony at Books & Books in Coral Gables in January. Winning essays will be published in the Author’s Voice of the South Florida Writers Association.

2015-2016 Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Awards Ceremony
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Chair: Samantha Jones

Click here for photos of the 2015 Creative Writing Awards Ceremony. 

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Creative Writing Contest Winners!
Young Writers Honored at Books & Books

Click on the winner’s name to read winning essays.
1st Place
Rebeca Ringler, RASG Hebrew Academy
2nd PlaceShani McCarley, RASG Hebrew Academy
3rd PlaceClaudia Ruiz, Hialeah Gardens Middle School