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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 May/June 2018 Issue

Deadline:
June 1, 2018

Nonfiction:
Ben Kamm Contest

Students write a speech for a Holocaust remembrance ceremony explaining the brave actions Ben Kamm took and why they were necessary.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Play: Rachel Contest

Students write an essay on the steps Rachel Carson took to project nature and the results of her work.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli

Infographic: Camel Contest

Students write a letter convincing their parents to let a camel come along with them on summer vacation.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

Word Power: Tubby Contest

Students find three adjectives that mean determined, one verb that means became determined, and one idiom that means be a strong competitor, then write a paragraph using at least three of them. 

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

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.

 

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