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Creative Writing Contest



2019 Phoenix Famtastical Festival

Creative Writing Contest

"What is Fun?"

Submissions Now Being Accepted! Deadline September 9, 2019, 5 pm.

Dear Teachers and School Administrators,

We are pleased to announce the return of the What is Fun Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the Phoenix Famtastical Festival (formally Phoenix Children’s Festival), benefitting our partner Back to School Clothing Drive.

To submit student essays on the topic of "What is Fun?" download the entry form and have students, in their own words, tell us what fun means to them. Your students will have a lot to write about and, in doing so, become eligible for a VIP Meet and Greet Ticket to a private meeting with PJ Masks at the Third Annual Phoenix Famtastical Festival, Saturday, September 28, 2018, 10 am - 5 pm, at 1 West Washington Street in downtown Phoenix.

Winning entries in each grade level from K3 - 8th grade receive a VIP Meet and Greet Ticket with PJ Masks at the Third Annual Phoenix Famtastical Festival and includes a goodie bag, photo with PJ Masks, and dance party! The school with the most submissions receives a donation of 100 books to the school library. The class with the most entries receives one (1) all day ride passes per student.

Submit your student's 100 word essay by one of the following four ways:


Fax: 602.256.9409






Mail & Contact: Carla Gentles, 602.320.0502, or by mail at 99 E. Virginia Avenue, Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85004


The third annual Phoenix Famtastical Festival event promises to bring more excitement, fun, and entertainment for the entire family and a wonderful outing for your students and their families. Proceeds from the festival benefit Back to School Clothing Drive. General admission tickets are FREE for children 12 years and younger. Tickets can be downloaded at 2019 Phoenix Famtastical Festival.

Visit for additional information on the contest and festival. Thank you for your support!


Carla Gentles, Festival Director