Children’s/YA Contests

Knoxville Writers’ Guild Now Seeking Submissions for Contest

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild is thrilled to announce submissions are being accepted now through midnight, Tuesday, June 30 for its 2015 writing contest. More than $1,000 in prizes are being offered in six different categories, including the Libba Moore Gray Award for Poetry, the KWG Award for Creative Nonfiction, the KWG Award for Genre Fiction, the Young Writers’ Prize and the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction. “Every year the contest receives many submissions from out-of-state writers, which enhance the prestige of and esteem for our contest and the fine writers of Knoxville and East Tennessee,” 2015 KWG president, Donna Kapa, said. “This year’s contest chair, Jeff Shoffner, has reached out to the membership with a survey, as well as personal emails and phone calls to ensure the interests the Knoxville Writers’ Guild are represented by the contest categories and organization.” Judges will be announced shortly. Please see the below General Contest Guidelines, followed by Specific Contest Guidelines. Questions should be sent to contest@knoxvillewritersguild.org. For more information, please visit www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contest.   General Contest Guidelines The following guidelines apply to all KWG contests. See specific guidelines under each contest heading for individual exceptions or additions. Contestants may submit work through midnight, June 30, 2015. Note: Failure to adhere to any rule renders your entry subject to rejection with forfeiture of contest entry fee. Please read the rules carefully; they help us process entries more efficiently and fairly. Contests are open to all individuals above the age of 18 with the following exceptions: Members of the KWG board of directors and contests committee may not submit entries to KWG competitions. Previous first prizewinners are barred from the contest they won for one year. Also, see Specific Guidelines under Young Writers Prize for exceptions to that contest. Use black type on a white page with 12 point Times New Roman or Courier fonts. Set your margins to one inch, and do not justify. Contestants may enter more than one contest simultaneously. Additionally, contestants may enter a single contest more than once, with the exclusion of the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction. A separate entry fee is required for each submission. All submissions must be emailed before midnight Eastern Standard Time on June 30, 2015. No printed copies will be accepted this year. Electronic versions only. You can submit entries in two ways. Fill out the form at knoxvillewritersguild.org/contest/entry, once for each entry. OR Send a separate email for each entry to contest@knoxvillewritersguild.org, with the subject line formatted as follows: Category, Entry Title (as it appears below) The email body should also indicate which contest you are entering and should include the following: -Author name -Mailing address -Phone number -Payment method and...

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My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015

My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015 Do you have a blog? Or would you love to start one soon? Then tell us why you started your blog or why you would love to start a blog, and you could win one of our amazing prizes. My Dream Blog Writing Contest by HowToStartABlogOnline.net is open to anyone of any age and nationality. There are 2 topics and you’re to write on only one: “Why I started my blog” (write on this if you already have a blog) “Why I would love to start a blog” (write on this if you don’t have a blog yet) All entries MUST quote at least one sentence from this article: 29 Reasons Everyone Should Blog. In responding to the contest question, you can provide just one reason or many reasons. The choice is yours. Seriously, let your imagination take over. Write the piece you want. Just make sure you read the above article on 29 reasons to start a blog and quote at least one sentence from it. You’re welcome to agree with or disagree with the quoted sentence from the article. Here are the prizes you could win… First place: A self-hosted WordPress blog with a premium theme and professional design (value: $354) Second place: A self-hosted WordPress blog (value: $137) Third place: Honourable mention There are a few rules to note… Each entry must be between 300 and 700 words and be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. On the first page of your entry, include your name, email, phone number and country of residence. The entry must be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) and the file name should be “Your Name_My Dream Blog Writing Contest” You must read and quote at least one sentence from the above-linked article: 29 Reasons To Start A Blog. Only one entry per participant is allowed. Save your entry in MS Word and submit it as an email attachment to Abdullahi [at] HowToStartABlogOnline [dot] net The deadline for submission of entries is 12 April, 2015 (by 23:59 GMT). Any entry received after this date will not be considered. For more details and to ask any question about the contest, see the contest page. So, get your creative juice flowing, express yourself freely and enjoy your writing. You could be our winner! Visit the website for details: ...

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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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FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest (New April 30, 2015 Deadline)

Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship: How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges Registration Documents That Should Be Online How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents   Scholarship Prize: $1000       To be eligible: 1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college. 2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family. 3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 35. 4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. Here is how you enter: 1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics. 2. Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by April 30, 2015 with the email subject line “FormSwift Scholarship Entry” 3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission. We will notify and announce the winner on May 15, 2015. *All submissions become the property of FormSwift.com Visit the website for details: ...

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Legendary Women Literary Contest 2015

Is your literature LEGENDARY? Are you 16 years or older?  If you fit the bill, now is your chance to prove it. Legendary Women, Inc. invites you to submit your piece of Legendary literature to our Second Annual Literary Contest. As a celebration of women in fiction, we will be accepting English-language entries that feature women protagonists and follow the criteria outlined in our Official Contest Rules, which can be found here: http://legendarywomen.org/contest The final round of judging will be conducted by a panel of professional authors, feminist scholars, and activists, so you can be sure that your work rests in capable hands. All stories must be sent in with the nonrefundable, $5.00 U.S. entry fee. Prizes for our Top Three Winners’ Circle include having your story published and promoted on our website, featured interviews, and cash prizes totaling $200 USD. Of course, bragging rights come standard. Third place: You will win $25.00 USD have your story published on our site, and also have a short paragraph written up about you and featured on our site. Second place: You will win $50.00 USD, have your story published on our site, and have a short interview with you featured on our site. First place: You will win $125.00 USD, have your story published on our site, and have a long form interview featured on our site. All bragging rights are implied! Deadline: March 31st, 2015, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time in the United States. We can’t wait to read what you’ve created! Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at:  contests@legendarywomen.org Visit the website for guidelines: ...

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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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