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Calling All Kids! Adventure Story Contest!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

What :  ”Totem Head’s 2015 Story Contest” 
      Sponsored by Adventure Write 

Who :  The contest is open to US residents under 19 years old. 
Note to parents :  If your child cannot write yet, you may type their words for them. 

Categories 
1. Ages 8 and under 
2. Ages 9-10 
3. Ages 11-12 
4. Ages 13-18 
5. Under 19 Mystery and Gothic Fiction 
6. Under 19 Story with a Poem (must be a narrative story with a poem–email us with questions) 

When :  Send your entry before 31 Dec 2015. 

Prizes 
One winner from each category will receive the following prizes. 
1. Publication on AdventureWrite.com/kids 
2. $50 cash 
3. Certificate of Achievement 

Judging :  Adventure Write will choose one winner from each category based on: 
1. Suitability for the Adventure Write Kid’s website 
2. Entertainment and Creativity 
3. Spelling, grammar and punctuation 

How to Enter 
1. Finish Totem Head’s Tutorial
2. Write a story in 1500 words or less.  Make your story appropriate for kids.  The first sentence should start with “So there I was”. 
3. Fill out a Contest Entry Form 
4. Scan and email your Contest Entry Form. SUBJECT line of email should be: Entrant Age or Category Entering / Entrant’s Name / Story Title 
5. Paste your story directly into the body of your email. 
6. Email your submission to:   [email protected] 
7. If you prefer, you may send your submission(s) through the mail to: 

Adventure Write – Story Contest 
P.O. Box 872241 
Wasilla AK 99687 

Important Tips 
1. Save a stamp!  You may send multiple entries in one envelope. 
2. Ask someone to proofread your story for spelling, grammar and punctuation. 
3. USE SPELLCHECK. 
4. Get feedback/corrections on your story from a friend, parent or teacher before penning your final draft. 
5. If you’re emailing your entry, make sure you attach your story AND entry form before hitting send. 

Mystery and Gothic Fiction Guidelines 
1. Write a story in 1500 words or less.  Make your story appropriate for kids.  The first sentence should start with “So there I was”. 
2. Stories must be tasteful and contain more mystery or suspense than gore.  Think Twilight Zone, Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. 
3. Think of it as a mysterious adventure story, without the happy ending–an ending with a lesson instead of warm fuzzies. 
4. A story will compete in ONE category. Contest judges will determine in which category an entry competes. 
5. If the contest judges determine that none of the entries in the gothic fiction category are suitable for The kid’s website, we will award no prize for that category. 

Story with a Poem Guidelines 
1. Write a story in 1500 words or less.  Make your story appropriate for kids.  The first sentence should start with “So there I was”. 
2. Stories must contain at least one stanza of poetry as part of your story. Maybe your main character finds a poem in her locker or on a map or writes a song…be creative! 
3. A story will compete in ONE category. Contest judges will determine in which category an entry competes. 
4. If the contest judges determine that none of the entries in the Story with a Poem category are suitable for The kid’s website, we will award no prize in that category. 

Please note :  All submissions become the property of Adventure Write, and we cannot return them. 

Winner Notification :  Adventure Write will announce winners on Facebook and notify winners via email and snail mail in March 2016.  We’ll post the winning stories on AdventureWrite.com/kids no later than 31 Mar 2016. 

Write an essay and win $500!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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EssayMama Writing Contest is a great opportunity for both young and experienced writers to express themselves. So don’t hesitate – enter the contest and win great prizes! Entry Fee – $ 0!

Why compete in EssayMama Essay Writing Contest?

Get cash.

  • 1st place – $500
  • 2nd place – $350
  • 3rd place – $200

Get published.

Get fame and popularity! Three best works will be published on the EssayMama Blog.

Get discovered.

Share your writing spirit and talent with the world!

Terms and Conditions

Deadline - October 1, 2015. Submit your essays from July 6 till October 1, 2015.

Judging Criteria

Essays will be checked by EssayMama team of professional writers and editors from October 1, 2015 till October 8, 2015. Scale – from 0 to 100 points. You can get extra points for extra social sharing (see the information below).

The final results will be announced on October 9, 2015. The winning essays will be published on EssayMama blog. Each winner will receive a personal email alert.

How to enter EssayMama Essay Writing Contest?

To enter the contest you need to “like” EssayMama Facebook Page and share the post about EssayMama Writing Contest on your own Facebook page OR to follow EssayMama Twitter Profile and retweet the tweet about EssayMama Writing Contest.

Link to your shared post/tweet is the ‘entry fee’ to the competition, so do not forget to add it to your letter!

ATTENTION!

You can get extra points for extra social sharing! Share/follow/like other EssayMama social profiles and get more points to your essay score! You can find the links to EssayMama social profiles in the sidebar. Page follow – 5 extra points, post sharing – 2 extra points.

Submission Guidelines

Type Essay (800 – 1300 words) – one participant can send only one essay!

Topics:

  1. What is the role of social media in education?
  2. A college student’s dilemma: to study or to work?
  3. Online learning: is it effective nowadays?
  4. Why don’t teens read like they used to?
  5. Importance of essay writing in education
  6. What are the effects of illiteracy for the civilization??
  7. The ideal education system: what does it look like?
  8. Causes and effects of academic procrastination

Language English only

Formats .doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx

100% unique All submissions will be checked via PlagTracker.

 Participation in the contest automatically constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and the rejection of any claim.

 Mail title should be [EssayMama Essay Writing Summer Contest], your name.

Submit to contest[at]essaymama.com

For more information visit  http://www.essaymama.com/contests/

 

2015 Summer Writing Programs for Students

Monday, May 4th, 2015
SUMMER WRITING PROGRAMS
at the Storyteller Bookstore
Get inspired this summer!
OR stop by the Storyteller FOR
A WORKSHOP ENTRANCE FORM
Storyteller Junior Editors
Read and review upcoming books!
Ideal for opinionated readers and writers interested in the world of publishing, book reviewing, and copy-editing.
cost $115
includes materials, light snack, and copies of our annual publication, Wordwaves
Incoming Grades 2-5:  5-6:30 pm
Middle/High School:  7-8:30DATES

June 25,
July 16,
July 30,
August 13
Wordplay Creative Writing Workshops 

Perfect for writers and poets interested in learning new poetic techniques and the skills of crafting stories.  Attend all sessions, or sign up for one.
cost $30/ session or $100/series
includes a notebook, light snack and an opportunity to publish work in our publication,  Wordwaves
Young Writers:  (ages 8-11)  4:30-5:30 pm
Teen Workshop (12-up)  6:00-7:00 pmDATES

June 20,
July 18,
Aug. 1,
Aug. 15