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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

March 2017

Deadline:
April 15, 2017

 
 
Air Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain how efforts to improve human life can lead to harming human life and how we can we fix the problems we create.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan

 

Aliens Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students write a short essay comparing Henry’s reaction to the alien invasion with that of another character from the play.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Randoms by David Liss

 

 
McKenzie Jones Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain the challenges faced by people with diabetes and how science has helped people with the disease.

Gold Ribbon

Prize:
Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

 

 

You Write It Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students turn our interview with 14-year-old Rachel Eaves, who became the first female captain on her football team, into an 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

February 2017

Deadline:
March 15, 2017

 
 
I Can Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students consider the theme of the poem “Can’t” and explain how it applies to Jen Bricker.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas

 

 
Tut Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students write a short essay about why people believed in the curse of King Tut during Carter’s excavation and why people still believe in the power of superstitions today.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

 

 
Garrett Morgan Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students apply ideas about successful entrepreneurship to the story of Garrett Morgan.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

 

 

 

Good Deed Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain how George Saunders’s ideas about kindness apply to Heather.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

 

 

 

Handwashing Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students use our awesomely gross infographic to create a PSA about the importance of handwashing.

Gold Ribbon

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

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

Check out our awesome new contest!
Deadline: March 10, 2017.

Please note: We cannot accept Google docs.

All contest entries can be e-mailed to: scopemag@scholastic.com

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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