Writing Contest • Concurso de escritura

Congratulations to the 1st place WINNER of our Quarantine Writing Contest and $100!!!

Allison Peña

Waitz Elementary, Mission CISD
Mission, Texas
We appreciate all of the entries and we are so proud of the way you all have been handling and reframing this incredibly unique situation. Keep shining!
Congratulations to the 5 finalists for the Quarantine Writing Contest!
In no particular order:

 Alexis Harding

3rd grade

Pablo Perez Elementary

Topic: Teamwork

Sarah Ziegler

4th grade

Pawnee Elementary

Topic: Nature

Lovely Vanessa Castillo

3rd grade

Rigler Elementary

Topic: Fears and Feelings

Madison Peña

4th grade

Waitz Elementary

Topic: Honesty

 Allison Peña

4th grade

Waitz Elementary

Topic: Creativity

The first place winner will be announced on June 15th through our website, social media, and direct email to contestants.
Congratulations to our semifinalists!


Deadline to submit: May 29th, 2020

Guidelines: Choose one of the 7 topic questions about getting through this global pandemic together and answer it in writing. Use any writing style you want, make it any length you'd like, and just make it your own! 

- Please type your answer and save it as a PDF

- English or Spanish are both okay

- Ask mom or dad to email it to us at yuneseducation@gmail.com

- Use the subject line "Quarantine Writing Contest Submission"

- Write the following in the email: Your first and last name, your grade and school, your age

- Attach the PDF of your answer and wait for results!

- 5 Finalists will be announced on June 8th, and the Grand Prize Winner of a $100 Amazon gift card will be announced on June 15th on our website, on our social media, and we will notify the winner by email along with the award


Choose 1 of these 7 Question Topics:

1. How can gratitude help us stay positive during quarantine?

2. Why is being honest about our fears and feelings important as we get through the global pandemic together?

3. How can we appreciate nature during this time together?

4. How can we be kind to ourselves and to others during this global pandemic?

5. How can teamwork be a big part of helping us get through this difficult time together?

6. Why is listening to science important as we stay safe during this quarantine?

7. How can creativity help us make the most of this time together?


Elige una de las siguientes preguntas para tu tema:

  1. ¿Cómo nos puede ayudar la gratitud para mantenernos positivos durante esta cuarentena?
  2. ¿Por qué es importante ser honestos sobre nuestros temores y sentimientos mientras pasamos juntos por esta pandemia global?
  3. ¿Cómo podemos apreciar la naturaleza juntos durante este tiempo?
  4. ¿Cómo podemos ser amables con nosotros mismos y con los demás durante esta pandemia global?
  5. ¿Cómo puede el trabajo en equipo ser una gran ayuda para nosotros durante estos tiempos difíciles?
  6. ¿Por qué escuchar a la ciencia es importante para mantenernos seguros durante esta cuarentena?
  7. ¿Cómo puede ayudarnos la creatividad para aprovechar al máximo este tiempo juntos?