Imagine this... Story Writing Contest

New Imagine this... Writing Activity Guide

Winners California students in grades 3-8 creatively explore where their food comes from by writing narratives. The winning stories from each grade are illustrated by high school art students and published in our annual story book, Imagine this... Stories Inspired by Agriculture.

The Contest

Students write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events based on accurate information about California agriculture. See prompt ideas below.
Common Core State Standards (W.3-8.2,3)

Congratulations Winners!


To Enter

Helpful Resources


Buy the book! - Imagine this... Stories Inspired by Agriculture 2019


Featuring stories from the 2019 Imagine this… contest. Authors include Gabrielle Warmerdam, Nicoletta Dowd, Katelyn Warmerdam, Catherine Gruen, Cristian Perez, Matthew Dunn, Sarah Alsaleh and Isabel Aguilar.

Watch videos featuring past winning students and teachers!

View all of the Imagine this… videos on YouTube!

2018 Videos


2016 Videos