Welcome to the 2016-2017 Mosaic: Celebrating Diversity through Creative Writing Program. Each year, students from every public middle school in Montgomery County are invited to participate in this program, submitting entries in the category of essay, poem, or short story, creatively expressing their personal reflections on diversity and culture.

School Participation Form (now closed – Check back Fall 2017!)

Student Submission Form (now closed – Check back Fall 2017!)

Important Deadlines:

School Participation Forms due Friday, November 18, 2016

Student Submission Forms due Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (extended)

Mosaic 2016 studentsCongratulations to the 2015-2016 Mosaic winners and honorable mentions. FOLMC honored 25 winning and honorable mention students this year for their achievements. The students received certificates of excellence on behalf of the County Executive and from Councilmember Craig Rice. Mr. Rice gave the keynote address to more than 140 attendees where the students and their families received copies of the published anthology of the students’ work and signed copies of The Prophecy by inspirational author and 2016 Librarians’ Choice Award winner Ellen Oh. Copies of the anthology are cataloged in MCPL collections and in all middle school media centers.

The year-long program is held in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools and MCPL. The 2015-2016 Awards Ceremony and Reception were held in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus and through generous financial sponsorships from The Sulica Fund and IBM Corporation. Thank you to all of the teachers who helped make this year a success and congratulations to the students.

Click here to view photos from the May 25 Awards Ceremony and Reception.

2015-2016 Student Anthology

2014-2015 Student Anthology

2013-2014 Student Anthology

2012-2013 Student Anthology

2011-2012 Student Anthology

2010-2011 Student Anthology

Mosaic Logo 2016-2017