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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

April 2017

Deadline:
May 15, 2017

 
 
Bill Shishima Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain what led to the internment of Japanese Americans and what could have been done differently to prevent this “grave injustice” from happening.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

 

Rachel Carson Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain why the U.S. should create Rachel Carson Day—a national holiday to celebrate her legacy.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky
 

 

Jerry Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students identify the central idea of “Can Money Buy Happiness?” and consider if Jerry would agree with it.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Swindle by Gordon Korman

 

 

TV Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain how TV has impacted American culture over time.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Game World by C.J. Farley

 

 

Let’s Sing! Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students use our delightful infographic about singing to create a presentation, video, or essay.

Gold Ribbon

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

The deadline has passed!
The winner will be announced in May.

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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