Writing Contest: Kids Are Authors

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November 29, 2010 by Bexter

Postmark deadline: March 15, 2011

The only thing better than reading a good book is writing one, and Scholastic’s  Kids Are Authors contest rewards children who have a story to tell. The contest is open to students in grades K-8 with a chance to win one grand prize in fiction or nonfiction. Each Grand Prize winning team wins $5,000 in merchandise and 100 copies of their published book.

Click here for contest guidelines and to read entries from past winners. Imagine everyone reading the best book of the year – written by YOU!

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Writers in the Schools (WITS)


Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

The glory of WITS is best expressed by the students--in their own words -- so this blog features essays, stories, and poems that were created by K-12 students in our program. All material (c) Writers in the Schools 2007-2013. If you wish to republish this work, please credit both the organization and the author and link back to this site. This material may not be used in commercial ventures of any kind.

Supporting WITS will help bring the pleasure and power of reading and writing to more Houston children helping to improve writing skills, build confidence, raise test scores, and enhance creativity.

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