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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

April 2015

May 15, 2015

Anne Frank Contest

Students write an essay on the legacy of Anne Frank, supporting their ideas with details from the article and (optionally) the video.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Once by Morris Gleitzman

Midas Contest

Using details from both texts to support their answer, students determine what theme the play and essay share.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Eyes of Kid Midas by Neal Shusterman

Speech Contest

Students write an article for their school newspaper or website to help their classmates understand stuttering as well as how they can be helpful to someone who stutters, using information from both texts.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Dog Contest

Students use our adorable infographic about dog waste and the environment to write an editorial for their local paper about how important it is for people to pick up after their dogs.

Gold Ribbon

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

Scholastic Scope

March 2015

April 15, 2015

Attention Contest

Students consider the famous proverb, “all things in moderation” and explain why it might be wise to apply it to our digital lives, using details from the main article and the sidebar to support their ideas.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Freed by M.T. Anderson

Newsies Contest

Using text evidence, students analyze a quote from civil rights leader Roger Baldwin and apply it to the play.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse

Toy Contest

Students explain the role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and decided whether the commission was right to ban Buckyballs, using information from both texts to support their answers.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Doll Bones by Holly Black

Ghost Bird Contest

Using text evidence to support their answers, students decide whether author Roland Smith inspires readers to share James Tanner’s concerns about the plight of the ivorybill.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Beneath by Roland Smith

You Write It Contest

Students turn our interview with 17-year-old Joe Chambers, who saved a police officer’s life, 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