2018 Writers Contest Entry Form

Child and Parent/Guardian Information

Entry Details

Word Count Range:
Grades K-1: minimum 50, maximum 200
Grades 2-3: minimum 100, maximum 350

Contest Rules and Regulations

  • Only one entry per child
  • Only single author stories (no co-authors)
  • Story must be original work of the child
  • Original art can include drawings, collages, 3-D and photos taken by the author
  • Story may be fact or fiction, prose or poetry •Text must be printed/written legibly or typed
  • Children who can’t write may dictate their story to be printed or typed
  • Invented spelling is accepted
  • Story text may be on pages with the illustrations or on separate pages
  • Non-English text must be translated into English text on the same page and the translated English text must adhere to the word count
  • Word count includes “a” “an” “the” but not words on nonstory pages (e.g. title page) or those that enhance illustrations

For School Entries by Teacher

Online Entry and Printable Confirmation

Please complete the entry form.

Once you click ‘Send’ at the end of the form, the system will generate a print-out for you to mail with your entry and/or keep for your records. You will also receive the information you entered in an email.


Printable Version

A printable PDF of this form is available here.