Are your kids wondering what to do now that school is out? Put their creative minds to work and enter a few art or writing contests!
The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Comics Contest – Deadline 6/10/11
Official Rules: http://www.abramsbooks.com/diycontestrules.html
Create an original comic and enter for the chance to win a signed copy of the new The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney, a $500 prize and $1000 for the winner’s favorite library.
Roald Dahl National Peachstakes Contest - (Ages 7-13) Deadline 6/23/11
Answer the following question in 100 words or less: "Which of the bugs in James in the Giant Peach would you want to be friends with, and why?" Grand Prize winner will receive a trip to London.
Scholastic Clifford The Big Red Dog “Be Big In Your Community” Contest – Deadline 6/17/2011
Official Rules: http://www.scholastic.com/cliffordbebig/contestrules/
Submit a “Big Idea” that will create positive change in your community. Grand prize is a $25,000 community grant.
Spilling Ink Short Story Contest - (Ages 8-12) Deadline 7/11/11
Write a short story (1000 words or less).
Walden Media Juniper Berry Story Contest - (Ages 9-14) Deadline 7/1/11
Official Rules: http://www.walden.com/win/terms/juniperberry
Read the first two chapters of Juniper Berry and then write your own story of terror and temptation (500-1500 words). Winner receives iPad, books and published story on Walden.com.
Save the Frogs Poetry Contest – (All Ages) Deadline 10/15/11
Official Rules: http://savethefrogs.com/poetry/terms.html
Submit an original poem that mention one of the following: frogs, salamanders, newts, toads, caecilians, amphibians, savethefrogs.com, and/or SAVE THE FROGS! Grand prize winner receives $100 plus other gifts.
2011 Frogs Are Green Art Contest – (Ages 3-12) Deadline 11/30/11
Create original art around the theme, IT IS EASY BEING GREEN! All kids who enter will receive a FROGS ARE GREEN (eco-friendly) wristband. Winners’ artwork featured online.
Colorforms® 60th Anniversary Kids Fine Arts Camp Contest – (Ages 3-12) Deadline 9/15/11
Create a piece of artwork no bigger than 30” x 40” that weighs less than 5 pounds. Winners will receive art camp scholarships and a collection of Colorforms products.
CLIF Kid Backyard Game Contest – (Ages 6-12) Deadline: 6/30/11
Official Rules: http://www.clifkidbackyardgame.com/rules.html
Create and submit an original and unique backyard game idea. Grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 educational scholarship for his/her kid in the form of a check, a Trek kid’s bike and a Bell kid’s bike helmet, plus travel costs to New York City.
"Riding Shotgun with Kyle Busch Motorsports" Essay Contest – (Ages 5-12) Deadline varies
Write and essay (150 words or less) describing an experience or achievement that occurred in the last 12 months that has affected your life in a positive way. One winner per race will have their name and photo displayed above Busch’s Toyota Tundra passenger side window and will also receive and autographed photo.
Anorak Writing Competition - (Ages 13 and under) Deadline 6/15/11
Write a FOOD or TOYS themed story (30-350 words) that includes the word "happy."