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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

Contests
in the March/April 2018 Issue

Deadline:
May 1, 2018

Nonfiction:
Freedom Contest

Students write a letter to Joseph, telling him what they learned about the Revolutionary War from his story.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: I Survived the American Revolution by Lauren Tarshis

Fiction: Squeak Contest

Imagining that they are Sherlock, students describe the different ways they surprised Brian and Ophelia, and what happened as a result.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron

Play: Feathers Contest

Students write an article for their school newspaper, explaining to other students why gossip is harmful.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Infographic: Bee Contest

Students write a letter convincing their neighbors to help them rescue bees.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

Word Power: Chili Pepper Contest

Students find four adjectives that mean hot, one simile, and one word that means the opposite of spicy, then write a paragraph using at least three of them. 

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

Contests
in the February 2018 Issue

Deadline:
Apr. 1, 2018

Nonfiction:
Halifax Contest

Students act as newspaper reporters and write an interview with Noble about what happened in Halifax and why.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Blizzard of Glass by Sally M. Walker

Fiction: Henry Contest

Imagining that they are the story’s main character, students write a thank-you letter to his dad, explaining what they learned from his class visit.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Dog Day Afterschool by Tommy Greenwald

Play: Martin Contest

Students explain how Martin’s parents and his experience with Clark and Wallace affected him.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts

Infographic: Singing Contest

Students write a letter convincing their classmates to participate in a weekly sing-along.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

Word Power: Macaque Contest

Students find four adjectives that mean picture or photograph, two verbs that mean smile or smiled, and one adjective that means smiling, then write a paragraph using at least three of them. 

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

 

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.

How to enter

All contest entries can be e-mailed to: storyworks@scholastic.com

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