February 2022

Deadline

March 14, 2022

Kennedy Contest

Imagine the National Museum of American History is creating an exhibit about U.S. presidents who have served in the military. Write the blurb that will go under John Kennedy’s photo using details from the article.

Prize

Fallout by Steve Sheinkin


The Cabin Contest

What kind of boogie—or boogies—does Adah encounter in this story? Answer this question in a well-organized paragraph. Use text evidence to support your ideas.

Prize

Peacemaker by Joseph Bruchac


Finding Your Voice Contest

How have the performing arts empowered James Earl Jones and Olivia Simmons? Answer this question in a well-organized paragraph. Support your answer with text evidence.

Prize

Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes


Beowulf Contest

Imagine you are a journalist for the Heorot Herald. Write a front-page news article about the mighty warrior Beowulf, to appear the day after his victory.

Prize

Beasts and Beauty by  Soman Chainani


Goats in Trees Contest

Read our article about how goats in Morocco help to spread the seeds of argan trees. Then follow the prompts in the circles to revise and polish the writing.

Prize

 a $20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


Olympics Contest

It’s your job to pick one of these sports (parkour or ultimate Frisbee) for the next Olympics. Write a persuasive letter explaining your choice.

Prize

a $20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store


A child looking up at the starry skies and the text "Are We Alone?"

December 2021/January 2022

Deadline

February 21, 2022

UFO Contest

Do you think some UFOs could be extraterrestrial? Why or why not? Use text evidence to support your answer.

Prize

Stowaway by John David Anderson


My Superhero Contest

Design an original superhero. In a format of your choosing, present your character, their superpowers, what they use their superpowers for, and why you think the character would be popular today. Be sure to give your superhero a name.

Prize

Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia


Jimmy Valentine Contest

Write a scene that takes place 30 years after the end of the play. Jimmy Valentine and Detective Ben Price find themselves on the same train and talk about the choices they made the day Agatha got trapped.

Prize

The Shadow Thieves by Alexandra Ott


My Favorite Contest

Write a short story that uses repetition. You may use characters from this story or invent your own characters.

Prize

Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail


Haiku Contest

Write your own haiku that begins “I wish.”

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store.


You Write It Contest

Read our interview with three teens who are protecting drivers from flash floods. Choose a central idea and write a three-paragraph article based on the interview. Be sure to use quotes from our interview. 

Prize

$20 gift card to the online Scholastic Store.