Sacramento, Calif., (September 25, 2017) – The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is now accepting submissions for the 2017 “Imagine this… Story Writing Contest.” Third to eighth grade educators are invited to submit their students’ work to be entered to win awards including being published into a story book, a medal, an e-reader, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Sacramento for the awards ceremony during California Ag Day.
The “Imagine this… Story Writing Contest” is one of the longest running programs administered by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. For more than 20 years, students have explored numerous agricultural themes to craft their narrative stories. Students are encouraged to write about whatever agricultural theme excites them. Over the years, stories have ranged from superhero apples to futuristic farms to talking animals.
“Agriculture is everywhere! From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, agriculture is a part of our life every day. Not only is it important to teach about agriculture-it’s essential!” explained Judy Culbertson executive director of California Agriculture in the Classroom.
Stories are judged and awarded regionally and then the six “Imagine this… Story Writing Contest” state winners are chosen. High school art students in Northern California illustrate the state winning stories. Working in teams, the artists express their personality through their own style. Drawings, paintings, digital art, and Claymation can be seen throughout past editions.
The annual deadline is Wednesday, November 1. Teachers are to submit the top 5 stories from each class. More information about the contest can be found at LearnAboutAg.org/imaginethis.
Source: California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom