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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

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.

 

 

 

Scholastic Scope

December 2016/January 2017

Deadline:
February 15, 2017

 
 
Apollo 13 Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain why the Apollo 13 mission was called a “successful failure.”

Gold Ribbon

Prize: One Small Step by P.B. Kerr

 

 
 
Heroes Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students write a short essay about how mythological characters and superheroes in our culture today inspire us to be “our better selves.”

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

 

 

 
Stop Poaching Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain why poaching is a concern and what can be done to "turn the tide" against poaching.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein

 

 

 

 

Piper Contest

Descriptive writing task: Students revise a short 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

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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