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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

September 2015

October 15, 2015

Clothing Contest

Students write letters to their favorite clothing brand explaining what they’ve learned about garment workers around the world and how they want the company to help those who make our clothes.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner

Sleepy Hollow Contest

Students write a short essay about what they think happened to Icahbod Crane.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Extreme Sports Contest

Using text evidence, students explain why some kids are more drawn to extreme sports than others and decide whether kids should be allowed to do extreme sports.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: First Descent by Pam Withers

Ordinary Contest

Students respond to the question, “How can ordinary people be special?” and explain how Josie and the narrator of the poem might answer this question, using text evidence to support their ideas.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Newsgirl by Liza Ketchum

Tardigrade Contest

Students use our dazzling infographic on the tardigrade (an amazingly resilient microscopic creature) to write a persuasive paragraph about why the tardigrade would make a great school mascot.

Gold Ribbon

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


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