Kids Storytelling Contest

Details

Hawkins Learning presents the first Annual Storytelling Contest. The competition is open to children in grades 1st-5th. Stories can be on any topic as long as it is creative. Entries also need to have illustrations. To submit your story email us at hawkinslearning@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020

Eligibility

  • Entrants must be children in grade 1st-5th.

  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. All subsequent entries will be disqualified. 

  • Only single author stories qualify. (No co-author stories)

  • Stories must be fictional.

  • Any failure to adhere to rules of contest will result in disqualification.

Requirements

  • 1st-2nd grade: Word count should be a minimum of 75 words with a maximum of 250.

  • 3rd-5th grade: Word count should be a minimum of 150 words with a maximum of 400.

  • All words will count (except the title and words written in the illustrations).

  • Stories must have at least 5 illustrations.

  • Text must be typed or written legibly (if student cannot write, they may have their stories dictated).

Judging/Awards

  • All entries submitted will be judged on the criteria and percentages below:

    • 40%: Creativity and originality of plot and or theme.​

    • 40%:  Structure of story

    • 20%: Quality and originality of illustrations. 

  • In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score in creativity and originality will be deemed the winner.

Prizes

  • 1st Place: 

    • $75 Gift Card

    • Featured on Tail Feathers our online news articles.​​

    • Free t-shirt

    • Read your story aloud on The Reading Nest's Channel on YouTube.

  • 2nd Place:

    • $20 Gift Card​

    • Featured on Tail Feathers our online news articles.

    • Free t-shirt

  • 3rd Place:

    • $10 Gift Card​

    • Featured on Tail Feathers our online news articles.

    • Free t-shirt