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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 2015

June 15, 2015

Death Valley Contest

Students write an essay about what makes Death Valley so fascinating and so dangerous, supporting their ideas with details from the article and,
optionally, the video.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: River of Grass by Morris Gleitzman

Light Contest

Drawing on information from the play, captions and photos, and the essay, students explain how the incandescent light bulb changed life in America.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Seer of Shadows by Avi

Elephant Contest

Students explain how and why attitudes about wild animals have changed since the time of Jumbo, using information from both texts.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Zoo at the Edge of the World by Eric Kahn Gale

You Write It Contest

Students turn our interview with 18-year-old Jilly Dos Santos, who got her school to push back its starting time, 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.


It’s finally here—award-winning author Lemony Snicket’s delightful story based on the winning line from our First-Line Contest. Click here to read!

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