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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

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.

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.

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