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 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 


3️⃣ Playwrights Project “California Young Playwrights” Contest  ✍



4️⃣ 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 Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English.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.


Kindergarten and UP

1️⃣ National Youth Foundation “Student Book Scholars” Writing Contest  ✍




2️⃣ 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.


3️⃣ PBS Kids – “Writers Contest” 2021  ✍

The 2021 Writers Contest is Open!

Do you love to write or tell stories, are you a reading superstar, or a creative artist?

This is your chance to write and illustrate your very own creative short story and submit it to the 2021 PBS KIDS Writers Contest.


You will compete with kids in your grade level from across the U.S. to win cool prizes! The winners from each grade level will be recognized at the state level by WQED.

Eligible Grades

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is open to all children currently enrolled in grades K through 5.

There will be first, second, and third prizes awarded at each grade level.

More Information and Entry

Visit the WQED Writers Contest page to download the official entry form, contest requirements, checklists, and helpful materials for parents and teachers.

Enter by March 31st, 2021 to be eligible.


And this one to the Upper Elementary section:

1st Grade and Up

Upper Elementary – Grades 3-6


1️⃣ 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.

2️⃣ Boomwriter: The 2021 Writing Bee ✍

Class-based Qualifying Rounds
Qualifying rounds are conducted by classroom teachers on their own schedule and with their own students. After reading the Guest Author’s engaging story start, students within the class independently write their version of the next chapter. When writing is finished, students then view the anonymous submissions of their classmates in small batches and vote for their favorites. A winning submission is identified and becomes the middle chapter in the story, and the process repeats as the class moves on to write the story’s final chapter. When finished, the class will have completed an original story and the class chapter winners will advance to The Writing Bee Finals.

The Finals
Qualifying round chapter winners will be invited to compete in The Writing Bee Finals (spring 2021). Plus, all Qualifying round participants will be eligible to participate in the voting to help determine this year’s Writing Bee Champion!