Students are grouped by age into three different levels, all of which are judged at both a state and national level.
Entries are judged on the merits of composition (grammar, organization, and language skills); content (how well the theme has been addressed); and voice.
Not only does this writing contest help kids learn to work together, but it also teaches them about formatting manuscripts for children’s books, as submissions must be formatted according to specific guidelines.
The winning book is published by Scholastic and sold at Scholastic Book Fairs across the country.
This writing contest has both a regional and national component.
After reading the contest guidelines—which include helpful information about how to brainstorm and outline a story—kids can submit illustrated stories to their local PBS station.Each station chooses winners which are then entered in the national contest.TIME for Kids, a non-fiction weekly news magazine for classrooms, is a child-oriented version of its parent, TIME Magazine.Submissions from all nine IEW units, journalism, and poetry are accepted.Student artists are also considered to illustrate written submissions.The magazine is published quarterly and submitted work is read not only by editors but also by an advisory board comprised of students between the ages of eight and 16.If you’re a writer—fiction, non-fiction, or fanfiction—you can put those skills to work for you.There are tons of writing contests for high school students, which can award everything from medals to cash prizes to scholarships if you win.Not only will a little extra money, whether cash or scholarships, help you when it comes time to pay for college, but the prestige of a respected reward is also a great thing to include on your college application.This annual contest is unique in that it focuses on kids working collaboratively to create a piece of illustrated work in the form of a children’s book.The 21-29 page book can be fiction or non-fiction and must be created by a group of at least three students.