Sponsored by Heritage Presbyterian Church in partnership with Benicia Literary Arts

 Calling Benician writers:

Do you have some ideas to share about making the world better? 

NOW is the time to share them…the world could use some help right now!

We plan to publish a booklet of Benicia wisdom in March. Selected writing will be well-crafted prose or poetry with original, interesting ideas. (Entries will be judged with writers of a similar age.) We’re planning on this book of essays and poems being memorable, interesting, and worth reading, but then, this depends on you!


  • Send (email to: betterworldbenicia(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign); or deliver or mail to Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 E. 2nd St. Benicia 94510) an original essay (350 words or less) or a poem (maximum 35 lines).
  • Deadline January 2, 2018

  • Include a cover page with your name, mailing address, phone and age (if you’re a student, please list school and grade.)

Need more information or ideas?

For inspiration: visit the list of World Problems To Correct that badly need solutions, and some Quotes on Making the World Better.

Essay/Poetry Contest flyer pdf: HPC. Better World. Essay:Poetry Contest flyer copy