6 Writing Contests for Kids

A great way to get kids to write to give them some competition – and the chance of winning a prize at the end. Check out these writing contests for kids of all ages:

The Betty Award

Ages 8-12

Letters about Literature

Grades 4-12

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Grades 7-12

KidsPost Poetry Contest

Ages 5-14

International Short Story Writing Contest for School Children

Ages 7-16

PBS Kids Writers Contest

Grades K-5