LAF Young Writer's Competition

To promote the literary arts, the Lubbock Arts Festival will once again have a Young Writer’s Competition. The Lubbock Arts Festival Young Writer’s competition is designed to:

1.) encourage student’s interest in written expression as a hobby or career choice,
2.) to provide students the opportunity to practice writing skills,
3.) to recognize students who demonstrate skill in poetry and prose writing, and
4.) help students prepare for the TAKS test.

The competition is open to any student, grades K-12, in Lubbock and the surrounding area (this includes public school students, private school students, and home schooled students).


Original entries of prose and poetry will be accepted from students in grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. All entries should be written in English and must be the original work of the student. Entries should be hand written or produced by the student on a computer. Entries should be no longer than one page (front only). All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. The student’s name, TITLE OF WORK, SCHOOL NAME and GRADE LEVEL should be placed in the upper right hand corner of each entry.

Teachers may enter up to 5 entries per class and only one entry per person will be accepted.


This year the Lubbock Arts Festival celebrates outer space, astronauts, and space travel! Use your imagination and tell us what life would be like on another planet! Would there be aliens? What would the planet look like?


1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given in each category.


All entries and an accompanying entry APPLICATION FORM must be received by the Lubbock Arts Alliance by March 16, 2020. Entries must be mailed to the Lubbock Arts Alliance, P.O. Box 5092, Lubbock, Texas 79408. ONLY WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE RETURNED (WITH THEIR AWARD RIBBONS).