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Scope is packed with contests to get your students excited about writing. And they can win awesome prizes! Below find information about our current contests, including entry forms and deadlines.

Current Contests

Scholastic Scope

May 2016

June 15, 2016

Natalia Contest

In a short essay, students explain how something as simple as a well can transform a person’s life.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

Note: Scope will also make a donation to charity: water
in the winner’s name.

Conquer the Sky Contest

In a short essay, students explain how the title Conquer the Sky relates to both the Wright brothers and Bea

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman

Crisis Contest

Students explain how a successful business should respond in a crisis and how this information relates to our own lives.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Omnivores Dilemma by Micheal Pollan

Levving Contest

Students explain what can be special about learning a skill from a parent or grandparent.

Gold RibbonPrize: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

You Write It Contest

Students turn our interview with William Mai into their

own article.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Three winners will each get a $25 Visa gift card. We will publish the winning entries on Scope Online.

Scholastic Scope

April 2016

May 20, 2016

Partisans Contest

Students imagine that a Ben Kamm memorial statue is being built. They write a speech about Ben to be read when the statue is unveiled to the public.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus

Hero Contest

In a short essay, students argue whether Jason is the hero of the story.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

Killer Smog Contest

Students explain how smog has impacted the lives of people throughout history and whether enough has been done to solve the problem.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Cat Island Contest

Students revise a paragraph to make the writing more vivid and descriptive.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Three winners will each get a $25 Visa gift card. We will publish the winning entries on Scope Online.





The wait is over—Linda Sue Park's delightful story is here! Read it now.

Please note: We cannot accept Google docs.

All contest entries can be e-mailed to:

Please attach entries as Word documents or PDFs, put the contest name in the subject line, and include the e-mail address of the entrant’s parent or legal guardian.

You can also mail entries to:

“Contest Name” c/o Scope
P.O. Box 712
New York, NY 10013-0712

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