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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

November 2014

Deadline:
December 15, 2014

Loch Ness Contest

Students consider why people continue to look for the Loch Ness monster and decide whether it is a worthwhile pursuit, using details from both the article and the essay to support their ideas.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Riverman by Aaron Starner

Empathy Contest

Students write a short essay applying a quote from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird to both the play and the informational text.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

 
Luther Standing Bear Contest

Students consider how both Shanice Britton and Luther Standing Bear have lived in two worlds and compare their experiences.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson

Abuela Contest

Using text evidence, students analyze a proverb about happiness and apply it to the story.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall.

You Write It Contest

Students turn our interview with 16-year-old Kenneth Shinozuka, who developed a system that helps Alzheimer’s patients, 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

October 2014

Deadline:
November 15th, 2014

Zenit Contest

Students write a letter to Congress arguing that veterans should be given the chance to adopt the military dogs they worked with, using information from the article to support their ideas.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox

The Giver Contest

Imagining that Jonas has time traveled to the present-day United States, students write a short editorial, as Jonas, explaining his opinion about a memory-erasing drug that has just been developed.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Giver by Lois Lowry

 
Letter Contest

Supporting their opinions with details from both passages, students decide if cursive and letter writing still have value in today’s society and whether or not the skills should be preserved.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

You Write It Contest

Using information presented in the infographic, students write a website blurb convincing people to take a trip to Mars.

Gold Ribbon

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

Scholastic Scope

September 2014

Deadline:
October 15th, 2014

Lauren Contest

Students write a short essay about how Lauren Bendesky’s life changed after she was diagnosed with cancer and how she coped with the disease, using text evidence from the article to support their ideas.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

Star-Spangled Contest

Using details from both the play and the essay, students explore the connection between sporting events and our national anthem and decide whether or not we should still sing the anthem at games.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Nothing But the Truth by Avi

 
Volcano Contest

In a short essay, students analyze a quote about the interconnectedness of our planet and apply it to the eruption of Mount Tambora, using text evidence from both the article and the infographic.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Eruption! by Elizabeth Rusch

Dear Future Contest

Students compare and contrast feelings about growing up in two texts—a short story and a poem.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

Everything you need to know about our biggest, most popular contest of the year.

DEADLINE:
November 1st, 2014

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