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Merced County Writing Festival Showcases 800 Winning Entries


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Merced County Writing Festival Showcases 800 Winning Entries

The winning entries of the Merced County Writing Festival are now available to view on the festival’s website. The competition received nearly 2,200 entries this year from students of all grade levels across Merced County.

Entries were submitted digitally and judged by teachers from participating schools. Students from preschool through 12 grade selected topics in 40 different categories which included short stories, essays, songs, letters and poems. 

All 800 winning entries are now live and available to view at

First, second and third place students will receive ribbons and the top two entries for each grade will receive gold medals: one for poetry and one for prose. Awards are delivered to school sites and districts for distribution during the end of the school year activities. 

The Merced County Writing Festival, which celebrates 40 years next year, was created by local teachers and provides a platform for student writers of all levels to showcase their talent in poetry and prose. The festival is open to Merced County students of all grades.

For more information about the Merced County Writing Festival, contact

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