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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

May 2014

June 1, 2014

Boston Contest

Students make connections between the central idea of President Obama’s speech and Sydney’s story using text evidence from “I Survived the Boston Marathon Bombing” and the speech to support their ideas.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Behind the Mountains by Edwidge Danticat

Jekyll Contest

Students decide whether Dr. Jekyll and Courtney Davidson, the author of “Confessions of a Former Hazer,” would agree with a quote about human nature from the film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, based on J.K. Rowling’s book.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

Ears Contest

Students write an informative essay explaining why it’s important for young people to protect their hearing and how to prevent hearing loss, using evidence from both “Throw Away Your Earbuds Now!” and “I Can't Hear You.”

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

Call Me Crazy Contest

Students identify the conflicts in “People Call Me Crazy” and explain how they are resolved.

Gold Ribbon

Prize:Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

You Write It Contest

Students turn our interview with 19-year-old Denzel Thompson, who started a thriving urban garden in his Philadelphia neighborhood, 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

April 2014

May 15, 2014

Dino Contest

Imagining they found a dinosaur fossil in the backyard, students write a letter to their parents persuading them
what to do with it.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Tim: Defender of the Earth by Sam Enthoven

The Book Thief Contest

Why were words so important to Liesel and Max? What big idea about words does the story convey? Students respond using text evidence from the play.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Book Thief novel and Blu-Ray

Allergy Contest

In two to three-paragraphs, students first compare the approaches of each author then explain how each article contributes to their understanding of allergies.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Word Nerd by Susan Nielsen

You Write It Contest

Using information presented in the infographic, students write an editorial that makes the case for pet rats.

Gold Ribbon

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

Congratulations to our First-Line Contest winner: Catilyn Rose Campbell!

Read Gary Paulsen’s story  People Call Me Crazy” based on Catilyn's winning entry.
Click here to see all 10 finalists and their fabulous first-lines!

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