Creative Writing


The FACCS Creative Writing Regional Festivals and State Competition are writing events for students in grades 1-8. Entries are written at the school-level then submitted by mail to the Regional Event Coordinator for judging. Top entries from each region are then sent to the State Event Coordinator for judging.

View the 2019 State Results


Regional Competition


All Entries must be received at the Regional event location no later than Friday, February 7, 2020.


If you have enrolled to participate in the Creative Writing Festival, you can register in the FACCS Portal. Registration must be completed by Friday, January 24, 2020 or late fees will apply.

  • $15.00 per entry - Member school
  • $22.00 per entry - Individual homeschooler
    • Additional $5 per entry - Late fee, if registered after due date

The following categories are available in the Creative Writing Competition:

Category Grades
  Short Story 1-8
  Two-Word Poem 1-3
  Sense Poem 1-3
  Haiku 3-5
  Cinquain 6-8
  Elementary Poetry 4-5
  Elementary Essay 4-5
  Scripture Poem 6-8
  Middle School Poetry 6-8
  Middle School Essay 6-8

Entries must arrive at your regional event location no later than February 7, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted after February 7. See the locations tab below for addresses to which you should send your entries. Contact your regional or event coordinator for specific mailing instructions if not listed below.


Mail entries to the address in your region.  Be sure to mail early enough and use the carrier/method that will guarantee delivery by the due date.

Region 1

Mr. Tom Culver
Rocky Bayou Christian School
2101 Partin Drive, North
Niceville, FL  32578

Region 2

Mrs. Karen Wilson
First Coast Christian School
7587 Blanding Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32244

Region 3

Mr. Chad Soucie
Orlando Christian Prep
500 S. Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807

Region 4

Mrs. Karen Jeffers
12562 Rangeland Blvd
Odessa, FL 33556

Region 5

Mrs. Katrina Miley
Hobe Sound Christian Academy
11460 SE Gomez Ave
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Region 6

Mrs. Cindy Stone
Rainbow Christian Academy
22940 Old Dixie Hwy
Goulds, FL  33170

State Eligibility

Regional Festival entries in each grade and category that receive the highest evaluation per grade/category with at least an "Excellent" rating will be automatically forwarded to the FACCS Creative Writing State Competition. Entries that are not forwarded to State Competition will be mailed back to the school no later than February 28, 2020.

State Competition

The entry in each category/grade with the highest evaluation with at least an "Excellent" rating from the Regional Festival will be automatically forwarded on to the State Competition (no additional registration or fee is required).

Winners from this event will be published on this website.

Entries and awards from this event will be mailed back to the school after March 27, 2020.


The manuals and forms are in Adobe PDF format.
Left-click to view; Right-click, Save Target As to save to your compute


Below you can find the certificate in fillable pdf format that corresponds with your region. Open the files in any version of Adobe Reader - type the name of each participating student from your school into the appropriate field - print to your local printer (you may want to print this on special paper). These files are savable to your hard drive.
For 2019 Creative Writing Festival and state certificates , contact the Office of Program Services.