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... Inspired by Agriculture 2018


Featuring stories from the 2018 Imagine this… contest. Authors include Paisley Peterson, Dottie Davis, Natalie Gonzalez, Nathan Tanega, Caroline Thomsen, Joey Linane, and Sahib Sangha.

Download the free e-book for your tablet

Watch videos featuring past winning students and teachers!

View all of the Imagine this… videos on YouTube!

2018 Videos


2016 Videos