February 2020

Deadline

April 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


December 2019 / January 2020

Deadline

February 1, 2020

Bilan Contest

Write an essay describing how Bilan became a refugee, what her life is like in the Kobe camp, and what’s being done to help refugees like her.

Prize

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga


Silver Dollar Contest

Imagine you’re making a video to introduce Alex to your class. Write a script that describes what he’s like, using evidence from the story.

Prize

Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino


Echo Contest

In this myth, why do the gods get revenge on Echo and Narcissus? Are the gods being fair? Send an essay answering both questions.

Prize

Hera by George O’Connor


Sports Contest

Imagine you’re on your school’s Field Day committee. Using information from the infographic, write a paragraph explaining which sports should be included in the event.

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

If we choose your entry for a future issue, you’ll get a Storyworks prize.