Grades 2, 3, 4, 5
For the Celebration 225 Writer’s Choice category, students’ only guideline here is to write about a topic that is rooted in Lancaster County — something or someone the writer values. That could be a coach, farms, whoopie pies, fall fairs, trips to Central Market. Other than finding that Lancaster County connection, the student has free reign over his or her subject.
Successful topics often relate to:
- people who have influenced the writer
- hobbies that interest the writer
- places the writer has visited
- activities in which the writer is involved
Successful writing includes action verbs.
The story will have a clear, distinct point with well-developed supporting details.
The tone may be serious, humorous or informative.
No entry is to exceed 200 words.
Students should use a medium-point black pen (not felt tip) or pencil dark enough to be photocopied. (Computer generated, double-spaced text is preferred).
All Writer’s Choice entries must be accompanied by the entry form. Staple the entry form to the submission.
Student Entry Form – Teacher should download and print one form per student entry.
Teacher Summary Sheet – Print one copy, complete summary of student entries, and submit with entries.
Judges’ Rubric – This link will help guide teachers and students to submitting successful entries.