Message from the committee:
In light of recent guidelines and the campus closure, we are sad to announce that the Desert Heritage Writing Contest ceremony has been cancelled. However, the contest is still ongoing and winners will be announced.

Please be patient and check back next week to find out when winners will be announced. An alternative means for distributing awards will also be announced at that time. In the meantime, please stay safe.


The Desert Heritage Writing Contest is open to grades 5-12 and college students throughout the Barstow area. We encourage teachers to work with their students to produce competitive work in which they can take pride. Three different categories allow students to write according to their preferred style. Below, you’ll find more detailed information regarding the contest requirements and procedures.