What is Fun? Creative Writing Contest Presented by University of Phoenix

The Contest

The 2019 Creative Writing Contest is now open to accept 100-word student essays on the topic of “What is Fun?” We encourage you to download the entry form and have students, in their own words, tell us what fun means to them. Students will have a lot to write about and, in doing so, become eligible for a VIP Family Four Pack to the Third Annual Phoenix Famtastical Festival Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm, at CityScape in downtown Phoenix.

The Famtastical Festival Creative Writing Contest is an opportunity for students in grades K-8 to show of their talents as an aspiring author and writer.  Students are invited to submit a 100-word essay on the topic of “What is Fun” telling us what inspires them, makes them smile, happy and excited.  The Famtastical Festival, and our beneficiary, Back to School Clothing Drive, values educational advancement and achievement.  Teachers, parents, young  adults, siblings encourage your young writers to enter by submitting their essays by the deadline.

Submit your student’s 100 word essay by one of the following four ways:
Fax: 602.256.9409
Email: [email protected]
Upload: famtasticalfestival.com/contest 
Mail: Carla Gentles, Phoenix Famtastical Festival, C/O Space  99, 99 E. Virginia Avenue, Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Winning entries in each grade level from K3 – 8th grade receive a VIP Family four-pack to the Festival including passes and exclusive backstage access to meet and greet passes with celebrity talent! The school with the most submissions receives a donation of 100 books to the school library. The class with the most entries receives one (1) all day ride pass per student.

The Prize

One (1) STUDENT per grade level will be selected and receive a family four pack of VIP passes to Festival which includes an exclusive backstage meet and greet and photo opportunity with the Festival celebrity talent. The SCHOOL with the most entries receives a donation of 100 books to the school library. The CLASS with the most contest entries will receive one (1) all day ride pass per student.

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Upload Your Student’s Entry Here

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How do I enter?

1. Download the Contest Entry Form.
2. In 100 words or less describe what fun means to you!
3. Be sure to read the Official Contest Rules which you will find in the same document as the Entry Form.
4. Please submit your entries forms in via one of the following four ways:

  • Fax entries to 602.256.9409
  • Upload your entry below
  • Email your entry to [email protected] 
  • Mail your entry to Carla Gentles, Phoenix Famtastical Festival, c/o Space 99, 99 E. Virginia Avenue, Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85004

5. Keep your eye out on our Facebook page to like your favorite submissions!

When do I enter?

Entries must be received by 5 pm on September 9, 2019. Entries submitted after this date and time will not be considered.


A Look at A Winning School

Manzanita Elementary, Washington Elementary School District