Please submit any original short stories, poems, and comics about the following theme:


Roman Entertainment


Suggested Vocabulary






Illustrations are encouraged but not required for all entries. 

All entries can only have a maximum of 250 words.

Submissions must include an English translation, as well as the Latin composition.

Due to the lack of nuance provided by online sources, like Google Translate or William Whitaker's Words, they are not permitted; print dictionaries are encouraged. Teachers are asked to check entries for plagiarism before submitting.

All entries must be submitted electronically by the teacher in a doc file via this form by May 15.

Questions? Please contact Andrew Carroll




  • I can write a simple sentence (SDOV)
  • I can write in present tense
  • I can use common phrases
  • I can use a prepositional phrase


I can do all of the elementary plus the following:

  • I can describe what is happening in a picture
  • I can use adjectives in a sentence
  • I can use words to describe time and space


I can do all of the elementary and exploratory plus the following:

  • I can write a simple 5 sentence paragraph
  • I can express my own ideas in a Latin sentence


I can do all of the elementary and exploratory and Introductory plus the following:

  • I can use express my ideas using different time frames
  • I can express my ideas using a variety of different sentence structures


I can do all of the elementary, exploratory, introductory, and intermediate plus the following:

  • I can start to express opinions and other subjective ideas
  • I can anticipate actions in the story


All entries will be judged by Latin teachers and professors who have training in Latin composition and/or oral Latin, using the following categories: grammatical and syntactical accuracy, choice of vocabulary, adventurousness, quality of work, and audience appeal.

We encourage the students to write several drafts of their story. You may have students peer edit (preferred) or a teacher may edit the work. Please remember this is a contest for the students and we want them to improve their Latin. We encourage the editors to not just give the students answers but allow them the chance to discover the correct answers for themselves