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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 2016

Deadline:
March 15, 2016

Volcano Contest

Students write an essay explaining how the author helped the reader empathize with the passengers on the Lusitania.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Eruption! by Elizabeth Rusch

Langston Hughes Contest

Students explain what it means to “hold fast” to dreams and determine in what ways Langston Hughes held fast to his dreams.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Harlem Stomp! by Laban Carrick Hill

Pet Contest

In a short essay, students explain how pet ownership has changed over time and whether they think robot pets will ever be more popular than living pets.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

Lost and Found Contest

Students explain how objects can have value beyond their monetary worth, using examples from the story and article to support their answers.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Summer of Lost and Found by Rebecca Behrens

You Write It Contest

Students turn our interview with 13-year-old Maddie Messer 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

December 2015/January 2016

Deadline:
February 15, 2016

Lusitania Contest

Students write an essay explaining how the author helped the reader empathize with the passengers on the Lusitania.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne

Holmes Contest

Students decide whether Holmes did the right thing in letting James Ryder and Catherine Cusack go free, supporting their arguments with details from the play.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Joy in Sports Contest

In a well-organized essay, students explain the problems in sports today and how we can solve them and bring back the joy.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Curveball by Jordan Sonnenblick

You Write It Contest

Students use our infographic to write to their city council or local government leader about why their city or town should used recycled wastewater.

Gold Ribbon

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

 

 

 
 
The deadline for entries has passed and we are busy reading your students' fabulous entries. Stay tuned for Linda Sue's story coming in the spring!

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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