International Writing Contest



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NOTICE:    The Kidworld Februrary writing contest is over and the winners have been announced. Kidworld does not have a contest scheduled for March, but we know where you can find a good one:


  Check out Amazing Kids where you will find a link for writing and art contests...here's a direct link to the information on the writing contest that is going on right now!!



Kidworld Writing Contest--The Rules:

 The contest is for  all kids under 16.  Entries are divided into two categories, by age ("12 and Over" and "Under 12").  At the end of each contest, a prize will be awarded for the best submission in each age group.  Check the winner's list?

    Details:  Entries can be either in the form of a story or poem and are judged  on originality/creativity and overall writing quality (it pays to pay attention to grammer and spelling!!)---readibility and how well the composition relates to the contest theme for the month.   Consideration is given also to the age of the writer....the same piece that is considered "prize worthy" from a seven year old, would not necessarily be considered "prize-worthy" if submitted by an 11 year old.
     

    Prizes will be in the form of Software provided by Midlothian Books, the publishers of KIDWORLD (check back soon to see a link  to the prize page).

    All of the stories and poems will be published  in the Kidworld collection of stories on this website where they will remain online for approximately six months.

    HOW do you send your stories and poems to us?  Easy!!  Write your story or poem on your computer.  Select the text with your mouse.  Then select 'Copy'  in the Edit menu.  Click HERE to send an e-mail letter to Kidworld.  In the Edit menu, select 'Paste'.  Hey!!! Presto!  Your story is in your letter!!  All you have to do then is to make sure that you have told us your name and your age Finally, choose 'Send' and your letter will come to us.

    IF YOUR STORY IS VERY LONG, you may want to send it as an "Attached File".  That's easy, too.  You just write your story on the computer and then save it as a file in a word-processing program (MS Word, WordPerfect, etc).  Then, when you click HERE to send an e-mail letter to Kidworld, you select 'Attach File' from the menu.  The e-mail program will ask you to locate the file.  When you have shown the e-mail program where your file is, it will allow you to select "Attach", and the file will be sent with your letter.  Again, make sure that you include your name and your age.

    Send us those stories and poems!!  PLEASE, one entry per person.....choose your best work and send it in!!. Remember:  one software prize for the under 12s, and one software prize for those 12 and over.  The prizes will be announced by the 15th of each month.  (i.e. May prize announcement on June 15) Get writing .............!

    (Kidworld reserves the right not to award a prize in any category, if there are insufficient entries in any month, or if the quality of submissions in any category is judged to be unacceptable.  Midlothian Books  also reserves the right to edit the work submitted in the contest and to present it on this website in a form and manner that it deems appropriate, without consultation with the author(s).  Copyright to the works remains with the authors, but Midlothian Books  reserves the right to publish the works on the Kidworld website. without payment of royalty to the authors, and without further permission from them.)


  Have you taken a look at BRAINEVENT?? They publish kids's writings and have writing contests, too.


 



WINNERS

February, 2001

Theme: "You've just been inaugurated as President of the United States. Now what?!"
 
Comment from the Editor What a wonderful response we had for this contest! We saw many, many wonderful plans for making the USA (and the world) a better place and it was really hard to select the winners. We would like to thank each and every one of the kids who submitted an entry this month for sharing their stories with us.
      Twelve Years of Age and Over:
      Ruth, age 13, for her well thought out plan to make the entire world a better place when she is elected president: "If I Am President Of The USA"

      Under Twelve:
      Mrs. Harbin's class of 7 and 8 year olds for their : "Story Collection"

      Congratulations, Ruth and Mrs. Harbin's class!  Please send us an email for instructions on how to claim your prize.
      Please use this link: I would like to claim my prize.
      You can read ALL of the February entries by clicking HERE! )
      AND  ... you can find all the past entries by clicking HERE! )


    January, 2001
    Theme: "The Best Gift I Ever Received........"
     
    Comment from the EditorOnce again, the judging was tough. This contest brought many thoughtful and touching submissions. It was interesting to note that in almost every single entry, the "greatest gift" had something to do with family, directly or indirectly. All the authors did a great job and we would like to thank each and every one of them for sharing their stories with us.

        Congratulations, Miriam and Jared!  Please send us an email for instructions on how to claim your prize.
        Please use this link: I would like to claim my prize.
        You can read ALL of the January entries by clicking HERE! )
        AND  ... you can find all the past entries by clicking HERE! )


      OCTOBER, 2000
      Theme: "It Was A Dark And Stormy Night........"
       
      Comment from the Editor:  This was a tremendously difficult contest to judge, there were many, many excellent entries.  All the authors are to be congratulated on a job well done!!! To make the judging a little easier, we decided to award two first prizes in each age group for this contest:

          Congratulations, Gayle, Karen, Richie and Alexander!  Please send us an email for instructions on how to claim your prize. Please use this link: I would like to claim my prize.
          You can read ALL of the October entries by clicking HERE! )
          AND  ... you can find all the past entries by clicking HERE! )

        SEPTEMBER, 2000
        Theme: "Go For The Gold........"
            Twelve Years of Age and Over:
            OVERALL:There were no entries in this age group  
            You can read ALL of the   September entries by clicking HERE! )
            AND  ... you can find all the past entries by clicking HERE! )


          AUGUST, 2000
          Theme: "If I Had  a Million Dollars........"
              We had lots of great entries  ... you can read ALL of the   August entries by clicking HERE! )
              AND  ... you can find all the past entries by clicking HERE! )


            MARCH-JULY, 2000
            Theme: "What if the first day of spring/summer were the first day of........"
                Twelve Years of Age and Over:
                OVERALL: Brittany for her story: "Dream Season"

              FEBRUARY, 2000 --Lots of great "Groundhog" stories and poems.
              Theme: "Groundhog Day from the point of view of the groundhog"
                Twelve Years of Age and Over:
                OVERALL: Rebeckah for her first person essay: "Groundhog Day"

              JANUARY, 2000--We had some great futuristic entries this month...lots of fun and interesting reading!!

              DECEMBER, 1999 --There was no contest in December

                        NOVEMBER, 1999--We had a large number of entries this month and enjoyed reading every one!! A VERY special thanks to the two guest judges this month, Gayle and Sheena, for their help in selecting the winners---it was a tough job!!.

                          ---Overall Winners and Honorable Mentions Are:

                          Twelve Years of Age and Over:
                          OVERALL: Anisa, age 14, for her poem, "Elven Night"
                                    Honorable mention:  Clare "What If Your Room Left You"

                          Under Twelve:
                          OVERALL: Rachel, age 9, for her poem, A Tiny Pony
                                    Honorable mention:  Christopher "Under the Rug"

                        OCTOBER, 1999--There were so many wonderful entries in October that for the first time we named "Honorable Mentions"---Overall Winners and Honorable Mentions Are:

                        SEPTEMBER, 1999 --There was no contest in September

                        AUGUST, 1999 WINNERS ARE:

                          Twelve Years of Age and under:
                          Ginny, age 14, for her story, "Masada. "

                          Under Twelve:
                          Gayle Goh, age 11, for her story, "The Tesseract"

                          A BIG "Thank You" to all the writers who entered stories and poems in August.


                         
                         
                         



                               

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