Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer Writing Contests for Kids

Upcoming Writing Contests for Kids

Several young writers have approached me about poetry/short story contests to enter this summer.  Well, I did some research and thanks to the Brimful Curiosities blog (written by a stay-at-home mom and is full of great information about children’s books and acitivites), I am able to give you a brief list of contests with entries that haven’t quite passed yet.  Here is her website for more contests and great information in all things kid-related:

Here are contests, so you’d better get writing!  Good luck! J

Short Story Contest
Write about anything you like!
1,000 words or less
Deadline:  July 11, 2011
Ages:  8 - 12

Walden Media Juniper Berry Story Contest
Read the first two chapters of Juniper Berry and write your own story!  See website for official rules.  Be sure to read them carefully!
Deadline:  July 1, 2011
Ages:  9 – 14

“Riding Shotgun with Kyle Busch Motorsports” Essay
Write an essay of 150 words or less on an experience or achievement in the last year that has affected your life in a positive way.
Deadline:  Varies (see website)
Ages:  5 – 12

Save the Frog Contest
Bring awareness to the amphibian extinction problem by writing a poem about an amphibian.
Deadline:  October 15th, 2011

Also, don’t forget to check your local library.  They often have contests and other great activities planned for kids and teens throughout the summer.  Your library is a great resource!  Check them out. 

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