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Storyworks Contests

Storyworks is packed with contests to get your students excited about writing. And they can win awesome prizes! Below, find information about our current contests, including entry forms and deadlines.

Current Contests

Scholastic Storyworks

Contests in the January 2015 Issue

February 15, 2015

Peshtigo Contest

Students write a speech explaining what made the Peshtigo Fire so devastating and why it has been forgotten.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Great Peshtigo Fire by Scott Knickelbine

Play: Mrs. Parks Contest

Students write a paragraph explaining what different people in the play did to help make Rosa Parks’s fight against bus segregation successful.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Fiction: Lemonade Contest

Students explain what the main character learns as he works on the musical and how it helps him change.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face by Paul Acampora

Infographic: Mars Contest

Students write a paragraph explaining what they would take with them to Mars, and why.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

Scholastic Storyworks

Contests in the November/
December 2014 Issue

January 15, 2015

Dog Contest

Students write a story retelling what happens in the article from the dog’s point of view.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Sniffer Dogs by Nancy Castaldo

Play: Anansi Contest

Students explain what makes Anansi a trickster and why they think people enjoy tales about tricksters.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Fiction: Thatagirl Contest

Students write a paragraph explaining at least three historical facts they learned from the story.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens

Infographic: Shrimp Contest

Students write a letter convincing comic book fans that the mantis shrimp would make an awesome super villain.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

The deadline has passed. Stay tuned for Wendy Mass's story in the April/May issue!

Contest Winners

A list of all winners from the current school year.

Word Nerd Contest

Students send us their Word Nerd exclamations for a chance to become a Storyworks Real-Life Word Nerd in a future Issue.

Wild Word Contest

Can your students find a word that has three meanings? Have them send their suggestions to our contest.

All contest entries can be e-mailed to:

Please attach entries as Word documents or PDFs, put the contest name in the subject line, and include the e-mail address of the entrant’s parent or legal guardian.

You can also mail entries to:

“Contest Name” c/o Storyworks
P.O. Box 712
New York, NY 10013-0712