Monday, February 15, 2010

Writing Contests for Kids and Teens!

Here are some writing contests I've rounded up that are specifically geared towards kids and teens. Best of luck! Keep me posted!

The "It's All Write!" Short Story Writing Contest includes generous prizes to be distributed among nine winners! The contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Writers submit an original short story to be judged by a panel of published authors. The Awards Ceremony is held during the Ann Arbor Book Festival in May. Check out the list of winners from the past few years and read the winning stories from the 2008 & 2009 contest. Submissions for the 2010 "It's All Write!" Short Story Contest will be accepted between January 22 and March 19; take a look at the rules and guidelines for more details:

The Allstate Foundation Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards is a print and broadcast contest to promote safe driving habits among teens, especially on how to avoid texting while driving. Contestants will submit either a print article or videotaped segment that creatively communicates a message regarding the dangers of texting while driving. Find more information here:

The William Saroyan Story Writing Contest for Students is sponsored by the William Saroyan Society and offers prizes of $100, $75 and $50 for the top three stories by students in each of the following age divisions: grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12 and college. Maximum 2 double-spaced pages per story. The theme for 2010 is: "Which friend or family member has had the greatest impact on your life? Why?" Special needs students are especially encouraged to submit. Download the entry form online:


Hope Clark said...


Good contests! I may borrow some of these for my Writing Kid newsletter. I'll mention your blog.
Keep up the good work.

Hope Clark

Dallas said...

Thanks, Hope! Always wonderful to hear from you! :)