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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 2018

Deadline:
April 15, 2018

 
 

 

American Revolution Contest

Narrative writing task: Students imagine they are Joseph and write a letter to a fictional cousin who is thinking of joining the American army.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale by J. Albert Mann

 

 

Nautilus Contest

Explanatory writing task: In a well-organized essay, students explain what the play and informational text reveal about the relationship between humans and the deep ocean.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

 

 

Farm Family Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students compare farm life during the time of Laura Ingalls with farm life today.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

 

 

 

You Write It Contest

Narrative writing task: Students use our infographic about two international dishes to write an essay explaining which dish they would serve if they were to open a restaurant.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each get $25.

 

 

Scholastic Scope

February 2018

Deadline:
March 15, 2018

 
 
 
 
Harriet Tubman Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain what Harriet Tubman’s legacy is in an well-organized essay.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Unbound by Ann E. Burg

 

 
King Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students consider a quote about mindfulness and explain how it relates to the play.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

 
 
Understanding Autism Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students write an essay explaining why it is important to understand autism.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

 

 

Dreams Contest

Explanatory writing task: Drawing on both the story and the informational text, students explain why Mike dreams about the bear in “Bearing Up.”

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

 

 
 
Crater Contest

Narrative writing task: Students use our activity about the Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan to practice their descriptive writing skills.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each get $25.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Enter

Please note: We cannot accept Google docs.

All contest entries can be e-mailed to: scopemag@scholastic.com

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