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Scope Contests

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 2015

March 15, 2015

Booker T. Contest

Supporting their ideas with details from the article and (optionally) poem and video, students write a short essay on the challenges Booker T. Washington faced in getting an education and why getting an education was so important to formerly enslaved Americans.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Hand in Hand by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Robin Hood Contest

Students decide whether the character of Robin Hood is best described as a hero or a criminal, using details from the play to support their answers.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody

Food Contest

Students analyze a quote from the essay and explain what it means, using details from both texts.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman

Fail Contest

Students use our infographic about the benefits of failure to write an inspiring graduation speech.

Gold Ribbon

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

Scholastic Scope

January 2015

February 22, 2015

Dania Contest

Using text evidence to support their ideas, students write a short essay explaining the challenges Dania faces living as a refugee outside of her country and how those challenges are being addressed.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Red Pencil by Andrea Pinkney

Poor Matilda Contest

Students write a short essay, using text evidence to support their answers, about who or what is to blame for Matilda’s suffering.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Space Contest

Using details from both texts to support their answers, students write a short argument essay on whether we should continue exploring space.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Stuck on Earth by David Klass

Baseball Contest

In an essay, students explain the stereotype that Hazel faces in the story, how it can be harmful, and how it is disproved in both the story and the essay.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens

You Write It Contest

Students turn our interview with 14-year-old Trisha Prabhu, who developed software to help stop cyberbullying on social media, 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 and we are busy reading your students’ fabulous entries. Stay tuned for Lemony Snicket’s story—coming in May!

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