1. Find one below that interests you
  2. Make sure you meet the age/grade requirements
  3. Check the ✰submission deadline✰

Your parents or family members can help you enter by turning in your submission/s electronically.

Please note: your teachers and I are available to help you edit your submissions. No matter what kind of story you’re creating (graphic novel, fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, poetry, photo essay, etc.) we can help you along the way if you’re looking for some guidance.

Happy writing!

Ms. Sarah aka Boogie




1️⃣  The Geek Partnership Society Writing Contest  ✍


Entries must be science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, and alternate history in short fiction, poetry, or comics.

The 2021 cycle of the Geek Partnership Society Writing Contest starts on January 1 and will run through July 1, 2021.




2️⃣ Stone Soup Monthly Flash Fiction Contest  ✍


Monthly Flash Fiction Contest

Ends on December 31, 2020 $2.00 USD
Stone Soup holds a Flash Fiction Contest every month. We announce the results in our Saturday Newsletter, and publish the work by our 5 winners, as well as the names of the Honorable Mentions.
Contest Details
Genre:  Creative writing prompt
Length:  It depends on the prompt. Some of them will have specific instructions (e.g. write a 10 line poem, or a three paragraph piece of prose, or compose a still life photograph). Other writing prompts might be more open, suggesting you write a story or rework one you already have, or make a piece of art on a theme. Where the prompt specifies, follow the guidance on length and/or medium. If it doesn’t specify, it’s up to you how long or short you make your writing (but remember, this is a flash contest, so we don’t expect you to write a novel!).
Age Limit:  For the flash contests, we will accept work from those age 13 and under. Deadline:  Sunday at 12:00 midnight (Pacific Time).
Entry fee:  $2.00
Results and Prizes:  We will select 5 Winners and 5 Honorable Mentions by the following Wednesday.
Publication:  We will publish the 5 Winners’ work on the Stone Soup Blog; and announce each week’s Winners and Honorable Mentions in our Saturday Newsletter.




3️⃣ Get To Know Contest  ✍



  • Open to anyone 19 and under.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Entries must be received by no later than 11:59 PM PST on June 1st, 2021.
  • You can only submit two variations of the same photo.
  • You may enter as many categories as you want; however, you can only enter 10 entries per category.
  • Wild Neighbours Society will not publicly post last names, street address, or phone numbers. This is strictly for the Societies records and usage.
  • Entries must be inspired by nature (i.e no domestic animal entries).

Prizes: https://www.gettoknow.ca/prizes 




4️⃣ Playwrights Project “California Young Playwrights” Contest  ✍




5️⃣ The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Contest  ✍



The 2021 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards is an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The Poetry Awards include three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 & Under. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2021.

The annual contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English.


All entries must be postmarked (or emailed) by July 1, 2021.




6️⃣ Cricket Magazine Author/Artist Contest  ✍





7️⃣ 2020 Rachel Carson Intergenerational

Sense of Wonder/Sense of the Wild Contest  ✍


1 Team:

  • You Are Required To Have a Team of 2 or More
    Entries must be submitted by a team, consisting of at least two people, representing different generations (for example, a teacher and a student). They can be relatives or not.
  • The Team Must Be Intergenerational.
    The team must have members from two, or more, different generations.
  • All Team Members Must Read the “Background Information” Section, Part C.

2 Theme:

  • Your Team Must Choose 1 of these 2 Themes
    (look under Additional Information for definitions):
    – “Sense of Wonder” or
    – “Sense of Wonder/Sense of The Wild”

3 Category:

  • Your Team Must Decide On Its Writing Category:
    – “Poem” or
    – “Essay”
  • An Original Photograph Taken By Your Team May Be Added To Either Category.

Deadline for Entering the Contest:

  • The Deadline for receiving entries at our office is
    November 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., EST.




8️⃣ Rattle “Young Poets Anthology” Contest  ✍





Kindergarten and Up

1️⃣ Poetic Power Poetry Contest  ✍






2️⃣ National Youth Foundation “Amazing Woman” Writing Contest  ✍





3️⃣ National Youth Foundation “Student Book Scholars” Writing Contest  ✍





4️⃣ World Historian Student Essay Competition  ✍



The World Historian Student Essay Competition is an international competition open to students enrolled in grades K–12 in public, private, and parochial schools, and those in home-study programs. Membership in the World History Association is not a requirement for submission. Past winners may not compete in the same category again.

The World History Association established this $500 prize to recognize young scholars. A one-year membership in the WHA will also be included with each prize.

Each competitor will submit an essay that addresses the issue: In what way has the study of world history affected my understanding of the world in which I live?


Entries must be emailed or postmarked by the annual deadline of 1 May.

Winning papers will be announced during the summer.




5️⃣ St. Mary’s College – “River of Words” Poetry and Art Contest  ✍


  • USA entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2020




1st Grade and Up


1️⃣ The Radiant Peace Education Awards  ✍


Contest info: http://www.radiantpeace.org/trpea/20TRPEA-Fall.pdf





2️⃣ KidsWrite! San Diego Children’s Writing Contest  ✍


Entry rules/requirements: https://sandiegowritersfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/KidsWrite-2020_21-OFFICIAL-RULES.pdf

Submissions close date January 5, 2021.




Upper Elementary – Grades 3-6


1️⃣ 2021 EngineerGirl Writing Contest  ✍


The 2021 EngineerGirl Writing Contest invites you to submit a piece of writing that salutes engineering’s role in meeting and defeating the challenges presented by COVID-19.


Winners in each grade category will receive the prizes listed below:

First-place winners will be awarded $500.
Second-place entries will be awarded $250.
Third-place entries will be awarded $100.

Winning entries, along with honorable mention entries, will be published on the EngineerGirl website.

Entries can be submitted via the Online Submission Form by February 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. 




2️⃣ 2021 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest  ✍


Contest Overview
2021 Theme | WATER RISING

The 10th annual Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, explore their relationship to a changing world, and become advocates for positive change. Students ages 11-18 from around the world are invited to participate.

–All submissions must be received by June 14, 2021, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) to be considered in the 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest.

–Participants under the age of 13 must have a parent or legal guardian complete a Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Parent/Guardian Consent Form with their submission.

–Entries may be submitted by an individual or group of unlimited size. If you submit as a group, there must be one group leader who will serve as the contact person for the group. All of the names of the group members must be listed in the submission. Award money will be split evenly among the group members.