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Posted on: July 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Luna's Story Writing Contect

Luna’s Annual Story Writing Contest. Luna post-card, Luna holding suitcase near globe)

Story Prompt: Luna has landed!

Summer is here which means Luna is back in town! This year, she is returning from some very thrilling travels from all over the world! For her summer homecoming, she wants to share her exciting adventures across the globe with us.

Where did she go? What did she see? Who did she meet? What did she learn? We want to hear from you!

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and the Boca Raton Public Library are excited to announce the fourth annual Luna’s Story Writing Contest! We are calling on young authors to write an original story about Luna, our green sea turtle ambassador.

Stories will be reviewed and graded by Gumbo Limbo and Library staff. One winner will be selected from each age group (ages 6-8, 9-11, and 12-15). Winning stories will be featured in a special Story Time program at the Boca Raton Public Library, and authors will receive a prize package sponsored by the Friends of Gumbo Limbo.


  • All stories must be original from the child, and not published elsewhere 
  • Stories may include illustrations (in fact, we encourage it!)
  • Stories should be typed, or include a typed transcript (parents may help)
  • Fill out and include a copy of the Luna’s Annual Story Writing Contest Application (PDF) 
  • Email PDF or scanned copy of story with Application to Alyssa Saldarriaga at

Stories must be submitted by end of day on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Winning authors will be contacted within the first two weeks of August 2022.

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