Cover: Illustration of an octopus reading books

May/June 2022

Deadline

June 1, 2022

Shark Contest

Write a letter to Lauren Tarshis, telling her your three favorite descriptive lines in the article and how they help you picture what’s happening.

Prize

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis


Super Dog Contest

Write a letter from Larry to Aiden, explaining why he didn’t want to adopt Bunker at first and what made him change his mind.

Prize

Consider the Octopus by Nora Raleigh Baskin


Cinderella Contest

In the Epilogue, Older Lucy says, “We just had to learn a lesson.” What lesson did Lucy and Macy learn? Answer in a well-organized essay with details from the play.

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence.

Prize

You will be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd


Wild Word Contest

Can you find a word that can be used at least three different ways?

Prize

a Storyworks prize


Before Smartphones Contest

Interview an adult about what life was like before smartphones, using the infographic to help you write your interview questions. Then write an article based on your findings.

Prize

Storyworks prize


A child flying through the air on a book

March/April 2022

Deadline

May 1, 2022

Earhart Contest

What do you think happened to Amelia Earhart? Describe the different possibilities the article presents, then tell which one you think is most likely and why.

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Sea Captain Contest

Write a letter from Tucker to Richard. In the letter, Tucker should share what he figured out about Richard and thank him for the different ways Richard helped him be brave.

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Puffin Contest

Imagine you’re Izzy at the end of the play. Write a journal entry explaining the things that upset you as you searched for puffins and how people around you helped you feel better and change.

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence.

Prize

You will be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd


Compost Contest

Imagine your family wishes to celebrate Earth Day. Write a short speech to try to convince them that you should all start composting your food scraps.

Prize

Storyworks prize