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International Junior Authors Poetry Contest

August 06, 2013 4:39:33 PM

The International Junior Authors Poetry Contest is open to aspiring young poets age 9 to 21 worldwide! The winner will be published online and receive a signed copy of The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published. Second and third place poets will receive an honorable mention and Amazon gift card, while fourth through sixth place winners will receive an honorable mention. All finalists will recieve a certifcate of achievement!

The contest begins on August 30th, 2013 and ends on January 31st, 2014.

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Writer's Quest with Edgar Rice Burroughs

February 23, 2012 3:42:21 PM

It has been 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs first introduced readers to his jungle hero and also to "John Carter" — a hero whose adventure hits the big screen this March in the new Disney film of the same name. Give your students the chance to learn more about Edgar Rice Burroughs and have a writing adventure of their own with the thought-provoking prompts in the Writer's Quest writing contest from AdLit.org and Reading Rockets.

The contest begins on March 9th and ends May 4th.

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Ann Arlys Bowler Poetry Contest

December 31, 2010 2:06:01 PM

READ's annual student poetry contest. Open to grades 6–12. Six winners will receive $100 each and will be featured in a special electronic issue of READ.

Deadline: December 31, 2010.

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Creative Communication Poetry Contest

November 11, 2010 2:38:28 PM

Creative Communication is a company who is devoted to the promotion of writing, teaching and appreciation of student writing. Winners of their poetry contest win cash and prizes, and other entries of high merit are accepted for publication in their anthology.

Three contests each year.

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Creative Communication Essay Contest

November 11, 2010 2:37:20 PM

Creative Communication is a company who is devoted to the promotion of writing, teaching and appreciation of student writing. Winners of their essay contest win cash and prizes, and other entries of high merit are accepted for publication in their anthology.

Three contests each year.

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FreeRice

November 11, 2010 2:25:32 PM

FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme. Our partner is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. For each vocabulary answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.

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Visual Thesaurus

November 11, 2010 2:21:27 PM

An interactive dictionary and thesaurus that leads you to discover the connections between vocabulary words in a visually captivating display. Word maps blossom with meaning, encouraging exploration instead of rote memorization to expand vocabulary.

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Inkpop from HarperCollins

November 11, 2010 2:14:12 PM

Love to Write? Use Inkpop to connect with other teen writers; read and vote on what others write; talk about novels and poetry you love; write a post for the community; or enter a contest. Make the Top Pick list and your writing will be read by a HarperCollins editor.

Rolling deadlines.

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Scholastic's Kids Are Authors

November 11, 2010 1:42:02 PM

Kids Are Authors is an annual competition open to Grades K–8 and is designed to encourage students to use their reading, writing, and artistic skills to create their own books.

Under the guidance of a project coordinator, children work in teams of three or more students to write and illustrate their own book. The creative process of working in teams helps provide a natural environment to practice editing, teamwork, and the communication skills necessary for future success. All students involved get a sense of pride and accomplishment from submitting the team project.

Two Grand Prize winning books will be published in each of these categories: Fiction and Nonfiction. The winning books will be published by Scholastic and sold at Book Fairs throughout the country.

Deadline is March 15, 2011.

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ReadWriteThink's Crossword Puzzle Tool

November 11, 2010 12:14:18 PM

Nothing tests your knowledge like a crossword puzzle. But did you know the format of a crossword puzzle can be an effective teaching tool, too? Using this tool, children and teens can solve ready-made puzzles designed around grade-appropriate topics. Solving a crossword puzzle can teach new words, the meanings of those words, and how to spell them. They also can jump into the driver's seat and create their own puzzles. Choosing their own topics and mapping out their own puzzles develops big-picture thinking. To create a puzzle from scratch, children and teens must demonstrate deeper knowledge of the topic and the words that will serve as the puzzle’s answers. Coming up with clues sharpens communication skills. It’s an art to write a clue that gives just a hint, but enough for someone to say, “Aha! I know the answer to 1 down!”

For grades K-12

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Weekly Reader Student Publishing Contest

November 11, 2010 11:56:05 AM

Students in grades 3-12 enter their best nonfiction writing and publications for a chance to win a SMART Interactive Whiteboard for your classroom, cash prizes, and a trip to Washington, DC. Teachers and students are encouraged to submit entries in three categories: Digital-Only Publication, Student Publication, and Individual Writing.

Entries must be student writing produced between Jan. 1, 2010, and Feb. 28, 2011. Entries must be submitted by March 18, 2011.

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High School Communications Contest

November 11, 2010 11:49:33 AM

The only nationwide communications competition for high school students, The National Federation of Press Women invites students to compete in 17 categories: Editorial, Opinion, News Story, Feature Story, Sports Story, Column, Feature Photo, Sports Photo, Cartooning, Reviews, Graphics/Photo Illustration, Single-Page Layout, Double-Truck Layout, Environment, Video News Story, Video Feature Story and Video Sports Story. Each winner will receive a certificate, with first-place winners also receiving $100 cash.

Annual deadline is February 14.

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The John Lennon Songwriting Contest

November 10, 2010 10:34:17 AM

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories (Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Latin, Folk, Gospel/Inspirational, Electronic, and Children's). You don't need a professional recording. Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). Instrumental compositions are encouraged.

Open year-round, featuring two sessions — with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 Song of the Year.

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Being An American Essay Contest

November 04, 2010 12:34:45 PM

Students write an essay answering the following question: What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American? Trace the enduring importance of this value throughout the American story by discussing: a Founding document that reflects this value; a figure from American history who embodies this value; and examples of how you have and/or could put this value into practice.

Tens of thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded to students AND teachers. First prize student winners in each of the nine contest regions will receive $5,000. Submitting teachers will receive matching prizes.

Entry deadline is December 1, 2010.

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

November 04, 2010 12:23:31 PM

This contest offer students in Grades 7-12 the opportunity to be recognized for their creative achievements in 30 categories, including Personal Essay, Short Story, Humor,Drawing, Painting, Photography, Film & Animation, Video Games, and Poetry. Judging criteria includes originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Regional deadlines vary.

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African-American History Month (February)

February 03, 2010 12:55:58 PM

African-American History Month is the brainchild of Carter G. Woodson, and began as a celebration of Negro History Week in February of 1926. In 1976, the commemoration was extended to encompass the entire month of February, becoming known as African-American History Month.

Visit AdLit.org's African-American History Month page for ideas to connect this celebration with literacy instruction.

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Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

January 12, 2010 10:02:18 AM

April 15 of every year marks the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1947. The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for students in grades 4–8 to share their personal stories and show how they use Jackie Robinson’s values to face their own barriers.

Deadline: March 1, 2010.

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National Poetry Month (April)

December 26, 2009 9:48:12 AM

National Poetry Month provides educators with an opportunity to include poetry in the curriculum and encourage students to explore and appreciate the achievement of American poets.

Visit Adlit.org's National Poetry Month page for ideas to help students develop a love of verse.

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The Alex Rider Dream Gadget Contest

McTester

November 05, 2009 4:48:44 PM

Attention all adventure-seekers, gadget lovers, and closet inventors. You are invited to join in the fun! If you were Alex Rider, what gadget would you want in the upcoming adventure Crocodile Tears? Design your Alex Rider dream gadget, inspired by an everyday object (i.e. an iPod, a toothpaste tube, a pen). The winning gadget will be built at MAKE Labs. Send them a schematic, tell them what your gadget is made from, and how it works. Your entry can be a schematic, sketches, and/or an explanation by you. Remember that the winning gadget should be inspired by an everyday object that one could realistically build.

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Kids Are Authors

October 16, 2009 2:34:22 PM

Kids Are Authors is an annual competition open to Grades K–8 and is designed to encourage students to use their reading, writing, and artistic skills to create their own books. Under the guidance of a project coordinator, students work in teams of three or more to write and illustrate their own book. The creative process of working in teams helps provide a natural environment to practice editing, teamwork, and the communication skills necessary for future success. Two Grand Prize winning books will be published in each of these categories: Fiction and Nonfiction. The winning books will be published by Scholastic and sold at book fairs throughout the country.

Deadline: March 15, 2010.

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