Contests for Kids
Many of these contests have cash awards!
Writing Contests for Kids
ninja_column_1 business about The Betty Award https://www.thebettyaward.com/ Ages 8-12 - annual writing contests in spring and fall $300, $200 & $100 prizes Cricket Magazine http://www.cricketmagkids.com/contests#show has several art & writing contests each year - get published in the magazine! EngineerGirl.org https://www.engineergirl.org/134513/2021-contest Grades 3 -12 - next contest is 2021 "A Salute to Engineering" $500, $250 & $100 prizes Hutch Kids Magazine https://www.hutchkidsmagazine.org/publish-me This magazine is published by kids, for kids. Accepting original art & writing submissions regularly. Get your work in the magazine! National Youth Foundation http://www.nationalyouthfoundation.org/student-book-scholar-contest/ Ages K - 8 - has contests for student book scholars - Make a team to write a whole book! - next theme is anti-bullying. $500 team prize VFW https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships Grades 7-12 -The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization offers an annual writing contest with multiple scholarships from $1,000 - $30,000! Always a patriotic theme! Dandelion https://dandelionpreusch.squarespace.com/current-contest offers 3-4 writing contests each year - no cash prizes, just fame ?? Write the World https://writetheworld.com/competitions has several writing competitions each year $100 and $50 prizes Alliance for Young Artists & Writers https://www.artandwriting.org/ Grades 7-12 Multiple Art & Writing contests! Scholarship possibilities Fleet Reserve Association https://www.fra.org/fra/Web/Events_and_Programs/7_12th_Grade_Essay_Contest/Web/Content/Essay_Contest.aspx?hkey=707c4b42-2eb8-4992-9d57-31b8bd14c68a Grades 7-12 annual AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST, $5,000 grand prize + $2,500 1st, $1,500 2nd and $1,000 3rd places Bennington College https://www.bennington.edu/events/young-writers-awards Grades 9-12, annual writing contest for several categories, $500, $250 & $125 prizes JFK Library https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest High School - PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST - deadline January 15, 2021 $10,000, $3,000, $1,000 & $100 prizes! The Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation https://www.bluefire.org/1000-word-contest/ Grades 6-12 - $1000 for 1000 Words Writing Contest - deadline is February 1, 2021 Bill of Rights Institute https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/ Ages 14-19 -We The Students Essay Contest - annual writing contest - $7,500, $1,500 and $500 prizes! Jane Austen Society of North America http://jasna.org/programs/essay-contest/ High School - annual essay contest - $1,000, $500 and $250 awards! Lewis Center Princeton https://arts.princeton.edu/about/opportunities/high-school-contests/ten-minute-play-contest/ 11th grade only - annual 10-Minute Play contest. $500, $250 and $100 prizes