Photo Writing Prompt Challenge

At WriteShop, we love to share writing prompts with you! These nuggets of inspiration get your children focused on a topic that’s fun to write about. But in September we’re turning the tables to invite you, our WriteShop families, to create the prompts — photo prompts. This challenge will take place on Instagram, and we’ll share the best entries on our blog.

Photo Writing Prompt Challenge

Three winners will receive a WriteShop curriculum package of their choice. But everyone will win with the fantastic writing prompts you and your children create.

How to Participate

  • Follow @writeshop on Instagram.
  • Snap an interesting photo.
  • Post your photo on Instagram (Sept. 12 – 23, 2016) with a short caption that encourages young writers to start composing.
  • Include this blurb in your caption: @writeshop photo prompt challenge #writeshop.

Photo Prompt Examples

green cake batter photo prompt

As I mixed the batter, I realized this was no ordinary cake recipe. (Finish the story.)

@writeshop photo prompt challenge #writeshop

tip jar photo prompt

What do you think about this donation of pennies in the coffee bar tip jar?

What is the story behind the loose change and the person who left it?

If you could talk to the donor, what would you say or ask?

@writeshop photo prompt challenge #writeshop


  • Anyone may participate, but to be eligible to win a prize, your account must be public (not private).
  • You must be the photographer of the image and have the rights to use it online in the writing prompt challenge.
  • You may enter multiple times as long as each entry has the required parts.
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