The École Holds its First Ever Writing Contest

For the first time ever, The École is holding a Concours d’écriture (Writing Contest)! The contest is open to students in 3rd through 8th Grade at The École. The goal of the contest is not only to get students writing more, but also to instill in them the joy of having their work read by others. Students have until Friday, April 3rd to submit their stories in French!

Marc Levy – Patron of 1st Edition of the Concours

We have the great honor of having writer Marc Levy as the patron for this first edition of the Concours d’écriture! Back in February, Mr. Levy held a workshop for students participating in the contest. During the workshop, he shared some advice with our young authors about constructing a story and grabbing the attention of readers. It was a great opportunity for the students to ask questions and engage with a real writer!

Sixty-two Student Participants

Sixty-two students in 3rd-8th Grade are participating in this inaugural edition of the Concours! We talked to a couple of students about why they were participating in the writing contest. Margaux, a 4th Grader, explained that she wanted to participate because she loves writing and hopes that she’ll win! 6th Grader Bahia said, “For me, writing is a passion. I absolutely love stepping into the shoes of other characters. So, the Concours was the perfect opportunity for me!”

Due to the current situation and the related unknowns, we will be announcing the awards ceremony at a later date. One thing is sure: the winners will enjoy the privilege of having their work published in a special collection, edited for the event.

You can find a link here to the contest rules. Happy writing to all those participating!