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October 2018

Deadline

November 15, 2018

Balto Contest

Imagine that Gunnar Kaasen has just arrived in Nome, and you are a journalist covering the crisis there. Write a news article, create a three-minute news video, or record a three-minute news podcast about what happened.

Prize

Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson


Frankenstein Contest

The year is 2050, and a super-intelligent robot has just been created. Should the robot be switched on? Answer from either Frankenstein’s or the creature’s point of view. Your response may be in the form of a one-page written letter or a one-minute video.

Prize

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart


Phone Contest

Make a public service announcement (PSA) about the dangers of smartphone addiction and how kids can have a healthy relationship with their devices. Your PSA can be a short video, a poster, or a slideshow.

Prize

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly.  


You Write It Contest

Read our interview with Virgil Smith. Choose a central idea and write a three-paragraph article about Virgil in your own words. Be sure to use quotes from our interview.

Prize

$25 Visa gift card


Write-a-Story Contest

Read page 32 of the October 2018 issue of Scope. Pick one of Jason Reynold’s three story starters and write an original short fiction story. If Reynolds picks YOUR story as the winner, you’ll get $100 and have your story published on Scope Online (plus prizes for your teacher and classmates)! 

Click here for more details.  


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September 2018

Deadline

October 15, 2018

Medusa Contest

Greek myths celebrated character traits that the ancient Greeks admired. What traits does the story of Perseus celebrate? Answer in the form of a slideshow or essay.

Prize

The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan


Food Contest

Compare the rise of pizza in America with the rise of sushi. Use text evidence from both articles.

Prize

Slider by Pete Hautman


Puerto Rico Contest

How does this story show that one person can make a difference, even in the face of overwhelming obstacles? Answer this question in a well-organized essay.

Prize

Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code by Amy Cherrix    


Mars Contest

Based on “Could You Be a Mars Colonist?” and your own opinion, would Philip have been a successful Mars colonist? Support your answer with text evidence.

Prize

Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson 


Poetry Contest

Write and illustrate your own poem titled “What My Name Means” using Jennifer Dignan’s poem as a model. 

Prize

$25 Visa gift card


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