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SCOPE Writing Contests

Where your students' writing gets rewarded

Our contests add excitement and motivation to your students' lives as writers. We love the opportunity to enjoy and recognize your students' creativity and hard work.

 

Our first contest deadline—October 15!—is fast approaching, but the wonderful writing prompts keep on coming. The latest issue of Scope features two new contests. Scroll down for details on all the contests so far this year. And remember to look here for an up-to-date list of contest winners, which will be posted starting in November.

 

All contest entries can be e-mailed to scopemag@scholastic.com. Please attach entries as Word documents or PDFs, include the contest name in the subject line, and include the e-mail address of the entrant's parent or legal guardian.

You can also mail entries to:
"Contest Name"
c/o Scope
P.O. Box 712
New York, NY 10013-0712


Contests in the October 11, 2010,
Issue
of Scope

Entry Forms
(Click to download PDF.)
Shark Contest
Write a Caption Contest



Shark Contest

After reading "Great White Terror," students will use sensory details from the article to write a detail-packed story of their own imaginary shark encounter.

Prize: 10 winners will each receive a copy of Kelly Bingham's Shark Girl.

Click here to see our companion activities for this article and contest.

Deadline: November 20, 2010

Caption Contest

Students use vocabulary from "Mouthwatering Words" to capture the essence of a photo in a single sentence.


Prize: Three winners will receive a copy of Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater..

Click here to see our companion activities for this article and contest.

Deadline: November 20, 2010


Contests in the September 20,
2010, Issue
of Scope

Entry Forms
(Click to download PDF.)
Leghorn Contest
Caption Contest



Leghorn Contest

After reading "Leghorn," students will write a well-organized paragraph describing how author Watt Key shows that his rooster character, Leghorn, is one tough bird.

Prize: Ten winners will receive copies of Watt Key's first two novels, Alabama Moon and Dirt Road Home.

Click here to see our companion activities for this article and contest.

Deadline: October 29, 2010

Caption Contest
Students use vocabulary from "Extreme Words" to capture the essence of a photo in a single sentence.


Prize: Three winners will receive a copy of After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick.

Click here to see our companion activities for this article and contest.

Deadline: October 29, 2010

Contests in the September 6,
2010, Issue of Scope

Entry Forms
(Click to download PDF.)
Fabulous First-Line Contest

Tornado Contest
"Write a Caption" Contest


Fabulous First-Line Contest
With Pam Muñoz Ryan

We couldn't be more delighted to start the school year with this exciting contest! Students create a compelling first sentence to kick off author Pam Muñoz Ryan's original Scope story.

Prize: One student's first line will be the start of Pam Muñoz Ryan's story, to appear in an April 2011 issue of Scope. The winner will also receive a $50 iTunes gift certificate. His or her class will receive a class set of Pam Muñoz Ryan's latest book, The Dreamer. The winner's teacher will win a free one-year subscription to Scope.

Click here to see our companion activities for this contest.

Deadline: October 15, 2010

Tornado Contest
After reading "We Should All Be Dead," students try their hand at journalism by writing an article about the Tornado Super Outbreak and survivor Vicki Gamble.


Prize: Ten winners will each receive a copy of Jim Murphy's latest work of narrative nonfiction, Truce.

Click here to see our companion activities for this contest.

Deadline: October 15, 2010

"Write a Caption" Contest
Students use our Word Match-Up vocabulary activity to capture the essence of a photo in a single sentence.

Prize: Three winners will each receive a copy of Christina Diaz Gonzalez's The Red Umbrella.

Click here to see our companion activities for this contest.

Deadline: October 15, 2010

Please note:
Due to the volume of entries to our contests, contributions cannot be acknowledged and/or returned. Students' original contributions to Scope magazine or to contests, projects, and special features sponsored by Scope magazine, become the property of Scholastic Inc.

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