I’ve shared a few Spring Fling Writing Contest examples. Now here’s my non-example.
Because of course, knowing the guidelines is good! Having examples is great! But knowing what NOT to do, now there’s the money!
If the Spring Fling Writing Contest is your first writing contest, first of all: woohoo! We feel super special being your first! Second of all, make sure to check out the examples too. If it’s not your first, thank you for entering this contest! Ciara and I can’t wait to see all your entries!
Without further ado, here’s my spring-themed writing that I hope you’ll enjoy, but would sadly not make it as a winner in the Spring Fling Writing Contest (we’ll discuss why at the end).
by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez
(word count: 59)
Colors pop up everywhere—
grassy, green fields,
pink bubblegum blossoms,
Scents pop up too—
freshly cut grass,
sweet smelling blossoms,
clean laundry flapping in the wind….
The yellow sun spreads over it all, like butter melting over steaming hot pancakes.
I lick my lips and twirl to take it all in.
It’s my favorite time of year.
I hope you enjoyed. I definitely had a blast writing it!
Now, why wouldn’t this fun writing make it to the finals?
It’s wonderful, it’s fun, but it’s all description, not a story.
It about spring, the word count is less than 150, it’s geared for kids under 12, and the .gif is there and fits the concept. The issue is this is a mood piece, a description, not a story with a beginning, middle, and end.
If you would like to participate in the inaugural Spring Fling Writing Contest, we’d love to have you, visit the site here, and don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter 🙂
Remember the contest runs from April 17th-April 19th, so get those gifs and stories ready!