The Ewald Literary Competition Fourth and Fifth Grade The Ewald Foundation sponsors literary awards for short prose and poetry by students in the fourth and fifth grades of the San Francisco Unified School District. Teachers are asked to choose from work done by their students for the core curriculum that they feel represents a high level of accomplishment, creativity and originality deserving of acknowledgment. Please no book reports. NEW! Please note that this year we are also accepting direct submissions from students in the fourth and fifth grades who feel that their work is worthy of considerations. A curatorial committee selected by the District screens the entries, and a panel of qualified judges, selected by the Ewald Foundation, awards first, second and third place prizes and one honorable mention.