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

in the October 2015 Issue

November 15, 2015

Alcatraz Contest

Students use details from the article to explain why the author describes Alcatraz as “brutal” and the escapees’ plan as “daring.”

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Children of Alcatraz by Claire Rudolf Murphy

Fiction: Golden Lie Contest

Students write an essay from the main character’s perspective, explaining what her grandfather did and the important ideas she learned about him.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Gold! Gold From the American River! by Don Brown

Play: Ichabod Contest

Students write short paragraph about Ichabod’s disappearance, based on inferences about who the Headless Horseman really was.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Dark-Thirty by Patricia McKissack

Infographic: Dog Contest

Students write a speech explaining what their fellow students should know when dealing with dog poop.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

Scholastic Storyworks

in the September 2015 Issue

October 15, 2015

Tornado Contest

Students explain why the author might have told the stories of two families to help readers better understand the tornado.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis

Fiction: Ben and Truman Contest

Students write a letter as the main character, explaining why he pulled a cruel prank and how he will be different in the future.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Play: Fable Contest

Students write a moral for the fable and explain why it is fitting.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland

Infographic: Teeth Contest

Students write a paragraph explaining why dental care is better today than in the past.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

In Storyworks’s most popular contest, a famous author needs your students’ help!

Lauren Tarshis needs your students' help to write an article!

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