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March/April 2020

Deadline

Extended to June 1, 2020

Coal Contest

Compose a well-written journal entry from Albert’s point of view, telling what happened on the day of the disaster. Use text evidence from the article.

Prize

The Breaker Boys by Pat Hughes


Giants Contest

How do Marie and Gramps show their love for each other in this story? Answer in a well-written essay supported by text details.

Prize

Beneath by Roland Smith


Elephant Contest

This fable shows examples good and bad ways to treat others. Write an essay explaining two instances of each. Include details about characters’ words and actions.

Prize

Moo by Sharon Creech


60 Seconds Contest

If this happens in 60 seconds, what happens every 24 hours? Calculate each fact to cover one day. Write a paragraph about which fact you find most surprising.

Prize

Storyworks prize


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence, along with its translation.

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? Send it to us, along with an excellent sentence for each meaning.

Prize

Storyworks prize


February 2020

Deadline

Extended to May 1, 2020

Henson Contest

Imagine a statue honoring Henson is being built in your town. Write a brochure for visitors, telling what he achieved and why he didn’t get the credit he deserved.

Prize

Onward by Dolores Johnson


Fishing Contest

Imagine Joe wants to convince a friend to try fishing. Write an email from Joe to his friend, explaining what he’s gotten out of the activity.

Prize

My Dog Is Better Than Your Dog by Tommy Greenwald


Emperor Contest

Who is most responsible for the Emperor walking around in his underwear? The tailors, the dresser, the nobles, or the Emperor himself? Write an opinion essay supported by details from the play.

Prize

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu


Superpower Contest

Which animal superpowers would you want? Write a paragraph explaining which two powers you would choose and how they would help you.

Prize

Storyworks prize


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence, along with its translation.

Prize

You will be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd