Student writers are encouraged to participate in the inaugural Maine MCSTOYA/MCELA Student Writing Contest. The contest, sponsored by Maine County and State Teachers of the Year Association (MCSTOYA) and the Maine Council for English Language Arts (MCELA), invites students to describe a teacher who has made a difference in their day, week, year, or life, in the writing style of their choice. Each grade section winner will win a $100 gift card and an honorable mention in each section will win a $50 gift card. If you or a student you know would like to enter the contest, please click here to learn more about this creative writing opportunity. All digital submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, January 13th.