For the past two years, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools has hosted a virtual Creative Writing Competition to replace the in-person Writing Tournament, due to pandemic restrictions. This year, students, teachers and staff alike were very excited to return to our original tournament.

“The Creative Writing Competition was a great solution to keep students enthusiastic about writing, but there is nothing like gathering these talented writing students in one room together,” said tournament coordinator, Shannon Rashby. “You can feel their nerves, their excitement, and their pride radiating throughout the room. During the breaks, you can hear them asking each other ‘What did you write about?’ and it is just delightful.”