February 2022

Deadline

April 1, 2022

UFO Contest

What are some explanations for the UFOs people have seen? Do you think aliens could be responsible for any? Answer in an essay using reasons and evidence from the article.

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Python Contest

Imagine you are Alex or Nick. Write an honest description of your brother, including what you learned about him while searching for pythons and how you feel about him.

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Shackleton Contest

Choose a character in this play, and write a descriptive journal entry from his point of view. Explain the problems you’ve encountered on the expedition and how they were solved. Answer in a well-written essay with examples 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


Lunch Contest

Imagine you want to bring some globally inspired ideas to your school cafeteria. Write a speech to convince school leaders to make at least two changes to your school lunch, based on what you read above.

Prize

Storyworks prize


Illustration of children running through a door in a large book to a new mystical world

December 2021/January 2022

Deadline

February 1, 2022

Cave Contest

Think about the actions of the rescuers in the Thai cave disaster. What character traits did they show? Answer in an essay supported by evidence from the article.

Prize

All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat


Home Contest

Imagine you’re Aleena. Write a brochure called “What It’s Like to Have a Little Brother,” based on your feelings and experiences.

Prize

Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream by Hena Khan


Midas Contest

Think about how, and why, King Midas changes. What lesson do you think this myth teaches? Answer in a well-written essay with examples 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


Spicy Contest

Imagine that a new restaurant is opening in your town. Write a letter to the owners explaining whether or not they should include spicy dishes on the menu. Use information from the infographic.

Prize

a Storyworks prize