Teach Children Save Essay Contest

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What does your child dream of being when they grow up? A chef, storyboard artist or interior designer? Encourage your child to enter the 2018 “When I Grow Up” essay contest for a chance to win up to $5,000 in a SMART529 College Savings account.

Complete and sign the entry form, and have your child answer, in 100 words or less, “When I grow up, I want to be a/an _________ because….” Entry forms and contest rules can be downloaded here

Artwork may be submitted in addition to the entry form and essay. All entries must be postmarked by 11:59 pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

The contest is open to West Virginia children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. A winner will be selected from each of three grade level categories (Kindergarten – 1st, 2nd – 3rd, and 4th – 5th) in five regions of the state for a total of 15 regional winners. Each regional winner will receive a $500 SMART529 account, and each regional winner’s school or the homeschool association of the guardians’ choice will receive $500.

Regional winner selections are based on criteria including originality, creativity and the importance of post-secondary education in the chosen field.

The fifteen regional winners will then be eligible to win an additional $4,500 SMART529 account and will be asked to attend a September press conference and event in Charleston, WV where a grand-prize winner will be randomly selected.

No matter what your child’s dream, college is a must. Encourage your child to dream big, and enter this year’s contest!

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2017 Writing Contest for Kids

The Details

We prefer entries be mailed through the USPS, but you may also email your entry.

What:  ”Totem Head’s 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.

DEADLINE: Send your entry before 31 Dec 2017.

Categories:
1. Ages 8 and under
2. Ages 9-10
3. Ages 11-12
4. Ages 13-18
5. All ages, any beginning (stories in this category do not have to begin with “So there I was”)

Prizes:
One winner from each category will receive the following prizes.
1. Publication on AdventureWrite.com
2. $20 cash
3. Certificate of Achievement

Judging:
Adventure Write and/or our guest judges will choose one winner from each category based on:
1. Suitability for the Adventure Write 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. Send your submission(s) through the mail to:

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

Email:

We prefer you send your entry through the mail to us, but you may email your entry IF you follow these instructions:

  • PASTE your story into the body of the email.
  • Attach your signed entry form.
  • In the SUBJECT LINE, include: Age or Category / Story Title / Author’s Name
  • Email to: contest@AdventureWrite.com
  • Please send separate emails for separate entries.

Important Tips:
1. Save a stamp!  You may send multiple entries in one envelope.
2. Ask someone to proofread your story for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistent verb tense.
3. USE SPELLCHECK.
4. Get feedback/corrections on your story from a friend, parent, or teacher before penning your final draft.
5. Don’t end your story with “and then I woke up.” Stories with an ending where you wake up and it was all just a dream don’t do well in our contest.

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

Winner Notification: Adventure Write will announce winners on this website and  on Facebook, and we will notify winners via email and snail mail in March 2018.  We’ll post the winning stories on AdventureWrite.com no later than summer 2018.Please help us spread the word.  Download, copy, and distribute any of these forms:

Questions? Check the official rules for more information, and if you have a question, please feel free to email us: contest (at) adventurewrite.com

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