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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

May 2018

Deadline:
June 15, 2018

 
 
Wolf Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students consider what impact the author’s choice to write the article in second person has on the reader.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Rewilding by Jane Drake and Ann Love

 

 
Moon Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students write an essay about how the moon landing brought people together during difficult times.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

 

 
Flint Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students write an essay explaining how one person can make a difference, even when facing an enormous problem. 

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Flush by Carl Hiaasen

 

 
 
Scope Poetry Contest

Narrative writing task: Students read a beautiful poem by Rebecca Kai Dotlich inspired by this issue’s play, then use it as a model to write their own poem about any Scope story from the 2017-2018 school year.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Five winners will each get $25.

 

 

 

 

 

Scholastic Scope

April 2018

Deadline:
May 15, 2018

 
 
Kindertransport Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students explain the challenges faced by the children of the Kindertransport in an essay, a slideshow, or video.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

 
 
Speak Up Contest

Explanatory writing task: Students write an essay about why the characters in the play stay silent and what could have made the situation different.

Gold Ribbon

Prize: Saving Wonder by Mary Knight

 
 
 
Stink Contest

Explanatory writing task: In a well-organized essay, explain what factors determine whether we think something smells good or bad.  

Gold Ribbon

Prize: The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick

 

 
 
 
You Write It Contest

Narrative writing task: Students turn our interview with 12-year-old Bella Rossborough, who ended the use of plastic bags in her town, into an article.

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