THE EWALD LITERARY COMPETITION Call For Entries For 2019 Contests Grades Fourth & Fifth



Fourth- and fifth-grade students in all San Francisco public schools are eligible to submit writing. This year we are again requesting that teachers choose a short narrative piece or poetic composition from their common core requirements that they feel is of an unusually high quality. [PLEASE NO BOOK REPORTS] All winners will be printed in the next Ewald Awards Magazine and also featured on the Ewald Website.


New, this year, we are also permitting students to submit directly to the contest if they feel they have something worthy of consideration.


The first, second, and third place winners of the Literary Competition will receive a CHROMEBOOK. Teachers of winning students and the principals of winning schools will receive an AMAZON gift certificate. (One only per teacher.)


A curatorial committee selected by the district’s Visual and Performing Arts office will jury all entries choosing 20 to 30 finalists. A special panel of highly qualified judges selected by the Ewald Foundation then will select the best works.



Submission Checklist:

— Double space each line of text.

— Staple entry in left corner if using more than one sheet of paper. Do not bind the entry or submit it in a folder.

— At the top of each page, title the work and state the student’s name. The school’s name should be separate.

— Keep a copy of each manuscript submitted.

Submissions may also now be scanned and submitted via GOOGLE FOLDER. See below.

— All entries must be original. Plagiarized work will be disqualified. Because of the number of entries, manuscripts cannot be critiqued or returned. All entries become the property of the Ewald Foundation. By participating in the contest, applicants and their parents or guardians grant the Ewald Foundation the right to publish all or part of any entry without compensation.




Hard copies may be mailed, delivered or faxed to the VAPA office.

Visual and Performing Arts Department • Curriculum and Instruction

SFUSD • 750 25th Avenue • SF, CA 94121 •  415-379-7023


Teachers, please note a new, easy way to enter.

Just create a google folder with student entries and share with

Catherine Burke at

No printing is necessary.

 Simply create a folder for your students and share.

Please email Catherine Burke at

with any questions or if you would like to

upload directly to the EWALD google folder.