Children’s Writing Contests

The Radiant Peace Education Awards 2015

The Radiant Peace Education Awards Spring 2015 (The Twenty-fifth Annual) All students in grades 1-12 — from public and private schools, home schools, youth and after-school groups, and abroad — are welcome to enter the spring 2015 national program of The Radiant Peace Education Awards®! The Radiant Peace Education Awards program gives students an opportunity to express themselves about Radiant Peace in their own lives in essays, art, videos and projects. Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by April 14, 2015, with winners being announced around May 18, 2015. All participants receive beautiful iron-on Radiant Peace Patches, and outstanding entries will also receive certificates and cash awards! Winner’s classrooms will also receive cash awards. In addition, many of the most creative or exceptional entries will be displayed in The International Museum of Radiant Peace. Printable information is available here in PDF format: the complete packet of information (5 pages), which includes the guidelines, permission form and entry checklist; and the permission form and checklist only for submitting entries (2 pages). If you have any questions or need copies faxed or mailed, please contact the Foundation office. The next program will be offered with a December 2015 postmark deadline. Materials will be posted online in the fall. If you are not already on the mailing list, please contact the Foundation office to ensure that you receive an announcement. Visit the website for details: ...

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CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS – CHILDREN STORIES WANTED

Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal for kids of all ages http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/ Bi-monthly Print Journal for Children of all Ages Debuting May 2015 $25 (6 issues) USA $35 (6 issues) Canada & Other Countries WE ACCEPT PAYPAL OR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO RIVERCITY TODAY/PRESS Current Needs Fiction: Short Stories for children, all ages (500-1000 Words) Essays for children, all ages (500-1000 Words) Poetry for children, all ages (Up to 20 lines) We accept stories by children (Parents Signature Form Upon Request) Artwork by students: 8 1/2 x 11 original pictures by students Photos (no more than 6 per submission) Manuscript Format: WORD, Double Spaced, Attachment – cover letter in the body of the email. Please include name, contact info and brief bio with all submissions. Pay is in copies. Journal Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal for kids of all ages Visit the website for submissions details: http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/ Email: soapstonecreekjournal@gmail.com http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/ 2413 Bethel Rd. Logansport LA 71049...

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2014 Kids Write 4 Kids – Creative Challenge

Kids Writing Contest – Open to Canadian Residents Kids Write 4 Kids is excited to launch its third annual writing contest!  This year, we are seeking out students in grades 4 to 8 share their creative stories. Selected story (or stories) will be published as an e-book. Over the last two years our panel of judges have selected six authors. Each author has their ebook available on iBookstore, Amazon Kindle and Kobo. Click here to take a look at some of the previously published Kids Write 4 Kids ebooks. The selected story (or stories) will be published as an e-book, and proceeds from its sale will go to support the author’s school. E-books are sold for $3.99 and net proceeds for all KW4K books sold in 2015 will be donated to the school(s) of this year’s author. Entries are accepted online only. View complete contest rules and download Kids Write 4 Kids brochure. ENTRY DETAILS To be eligible, authors must be enrolled full-time in an educational institute in Canada Authors must be in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 Stories must be original and written entirely by the author Only one entry per author will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disqualified Only single author stories qualify (no co-authored stories) Stories are accepted in English only Stories can be fact or fiction, prose or poetry Stories will be published in their original format, so please check spelling, etc. prior to submitting There are no entry fee and no purchase is necessary WORD COUNT Story must have a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 7,500 words. The word count includes “a,” “an,” and “the,” but not the words on non-story pages such as the title page or those captions for illustrations or photography. Invented spelling is accepted. FILE FORMAT AND SUBMISSION Story must be typed and submitted as Word .doc Optional images including photography can be submitted to accompany the story but must be original images created by the author All images must be scanned and submitted in .jpg file format Please keep original copies of images, if your story is selected a representative from Ripple Digital Publishing will contact you to obtain original images SUBMISSION Submission deadline: March 31, 2015. Only entries submitted on this online form will be considered for publication. – See more at:...

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Share Your Driving Stories and Earn Cash!

Share Your Driving Stories and Earn Cash! Safe2Drive is seeking true stories about your experiences as a new or young driver to be published in our driver education course and textbook. We want to hear from teens about what it’s really like out there on the road. What experiences challenged you? Changed you? Scared you straight? Made you proud of your defensive driving skills? Below are some of the topics you may choose to write about, though you are not required to write about any of these topics as long as your story is related to driving. • Getting your permit or license • Challenges or fears you faced when you first started driving • Mistakes you made or witnessed while driving • Aggressive driving or road rage • Drinking and driving • Texting and driving • Being distracted while behind the wheel • A time you did or did not use IPDE • An accident caused by tailgating or not using proper space management • Giving the right-of-way correctly/incorrectly • Parallel parking • Sharing the road with trucks, motorcycles or vulnerable roadway users • Vehicle breakdowns or malfunctions • Taking a road trip Writing Guidelines: • Your story must be written in the first person and be about you. • Your story must be true. No fictional accounts. • Your story must be between 250-1,200 words. Writing Tips: • Make it a story—something funny, exciting, or scary—that readers can relate to. We are not looking for an essay with a thesis or a journalistic article that you would see in a newspaper. This should feel personal. • Try incorporating dialogue and descriptions of the people and setting to draw the reader in and make them feel like they are really there, experiencing this along with you. Try evoking the five senses. • Think about having a beginning, middle, and end to the story. In the beginning, you should introduce the setting (i.e. time and place). • Start as close to the main action/event as possible. If Your Story is Chosen If we choose your story for publication in our course, we will notify you by email and request your permission to publish it. You will be paid $100 for all rights to your work. You may use a pen name if you do not feel comfortable using your real name. Submission Deadline: January 1, 2015 Please submit your story to:  safe2drive1@gmail.com Visit the website: ...

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International Children’s Story Competition 2014 Are you the next star of children’s literature?

Find out by entering this year’s international children’s story competition run by Inclusive Works, Kazdu and Clavis Publishers! The theme of the 2014 competition is “Grandad, grandma and I in our multicultural society”. Submit your story for children aged 1-3 years or 4-6 years no later than 31 August 2014. The two winning stories will be published as illustrated children’s books in both Dutch and English by Clavis Publishers. Who can participate? Everyone! Amateurs, professional writers – in fact any individual who likes to write children’s stories, regardless of age, ability, background, education, language, nationality, country of residence, etc. Individuals of 50 years and older are especially encouraged to submit a story! How to submit a story? Upload the final version of your story in either English or Dutch using the online form available at www.inclusiveworks.eu no later than 31 August 2014. Background and objectives of the competition Inclusive Works and partners organised their first international children’s story competition in 2012. More than 350 stories were submitted from 33 countries. The competition resulted in the publication of the following books: Count and Rhyme with Family Mouse by Juliette Rosenkamp Princess Nina by Marlise Achterbergh For this year’s competition we are looking for children’s stories inspired by the interaction between elderly people and children in today’s multicultural societies. Entries should show, in a fun, playful and appropriate way, the important role(s) played by grandparents and (other) elderly people in the lives of the children in these societies. The theme Grandparents and other elderly people often play an important, valuable and fun role in children’s lives. This role can be very diverse, and can involve reading books, playing games, baking, gardening, visiting public places, recounting family anecdotes, passing on traditions, teaching children valuable lessons, etc. This interaction often takes place in a multicultural setting or happens between people with multicultural backgrounds. For this reason, we ask that the diversity in our society is positively represented in the stories submitted. The prize! The jury will select one winner for each age category: 1-3 years and 4-6 years. The two winning stories will be published as illustrated children’s books in both Dutch and English by Clavis Publishers. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony to be held in November 2014, at which the winning stories will be presented to the public and read by the authors. Competition guidelines The story: – will take the multicultural society into account (for instance in the characters, their names, the composition of the characters, the place where the story occurs, the activities, etc.); – must be written for children aged either 1-3 years or 4-6 years; – may be realistic or have elements of fantasy;...

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Rhys Davies Short Story Competition 2014

Rhys Davies Short Story Competition 2014 has been revamped for 2014 with the inclusion of a brand new Under 21 Prize, and an increased total prize fund of £5,000 now on offer. Literature Wales is delighted to announce that the 2014 competition will be judged by Cynan Jones and Deborah Kay Davies with Gee Williams acting as Filter Judge. The winner of the first prize will receive an impressive £2,000. The second prize winner will receive £800, the third prize is £400 and six runners-up will receive £100 each. Under 21 Prize New for 2014, children and young people can enter the Under 21 Prize for the chance to win a first prize of £1,000 – one of the largest awards for a youth competition of its kind. One runner-up will also receive a prize of £200. This competition will be judged independently by Rachel Trezise. This could be your chance to make your mark on the Welsh literary scene. You have until Friday 16 May 2014 to enter your prize-winning story. Entry fee is £7.00 or £4.00 for Under 21 Prize. Note: Both Competitions are open to all writers born in or currently living in Wales. Under 21 Prize entrants must be aged 21 years or younger at the closing date. Stories can be in any style and on any subject but must be no more than 2,500 words in length. Entries must be previously unpublished, in English and must not be a translation of another author’s work. Click here to read the full Terms & Conditions of Entry. You can enter by post or online: click here to download the entry form or click here to enter online. To receive an entry form through the post, please send a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Literature Wales, Rhys Davies 2014 Entry Form, Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FL For further information, please visit www.rhysdaviestrust.org or contact Literature Wales: 029 2047 2266 / post@literaturewales.org The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition is administered by Literature Wales and sponsored by The Rhys Davies...

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