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California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Imagine this... Story Writing Contest

New Great Reads About Agriculture


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 2020


Featuring stories from the 2020 Imagine this… contest. Authors include Ellie Stover, Valerie Nava, Olivia Piazza, Finley Brady, Isabella Diep, Nathan Tanega, and Ellie Gomes.


Watch videos featuring past winning students and teachers!

View all of the Imagine this...videos on YouTube!