Who can participate?
All kids in grades K-6 OR ages 5-13
Continental USA Only-No International Entries
Entries can be fact, fiction, prose, or poetry.
Parents must verify that participant completed all the steps of the writing process. (Click here for FREE printable) Dictated stories are encouraged and accepted!
Writing project word count?
Kindergarten and first grade 50- 200 words.
Second and third grade 100 -350 words.
Third and fourth grade 200 -450 words.
Fifth and sixth grader 500-1000 words.
All Poetry Submission Requirements: One entry must meet word count for grade level. However, you may submit more than one poem per entry to meet requirement.
All entries must include an ORIGINAL photo (jpeg) of the cover page that includes the title of the story, artwork (hand drawings by the author), the FIRST NAME ONLY of the author. and age of the author. Students may use Here to Help Learning’s writing project cover templates. NO CLIPART or other COLORING PAGES will be accepted. No photos of student accepted.
How many entries can a participant submit?
As many as he/she wants as long as all the rules are followed.
That’s right! The more submissions, the better your chances are to win!
The contest begins January 1, 2017 and ends December 31, 2017. At the end of each month a random drawing will be held and a winner will be announced. The winner from the monthly drawing will be eligible for the end of the year drawing. Winner will be announced January 2018.
How do I know I won?
Winners will be notified via email that is provided with your submission.
Winners will be announced on this website (see below), in HTHL’s Newsletter and on Brock Eastman’s wesbite.
What’s the prize?
Monthly winners will receive:
- One of Brock Eastman‘s exciting novels or children’s books.
The grand prize winner will get an ipad mini!
Who can I contact to see when my prize will be delivered?
Monthly prize: Brock Eastman
Yearly prize: Beth Mora
Where do I submit my project?
You can submit your project here.
Failure to follow instructions will result in disqualification without notification.
Write Early* Write Often *Write Well* Anthology
Selected writing contest entries will be chosen to be published in a yearly anthology.
The 2016 Anthology is already published! Click HERE to order!
Here’s the best news! All profits go to Compassion International! So order one for your grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, and friends!
What if I have questions about the contest?
Direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Writing Contest Winners
January 2017: Sarah H. (Fifth-Sixth Grade) Johnstown, Pennsylvania
February 2017: Joshua R. (Third-Fourth Grade) Lutz, Florida
March 2017: Corban A. (Fifth-Sixth Grade) Metamora, Illinois
April 2017: Suhaansie W. (K-First) Freemont, California
May 2017: Amelia S. (3-4 grade) American Fork, Utah
June 2017: Sydney G. (3-4 grade) East Jordan, Michigan
July 2017: Karen j. (3-4 grade) Oak Lawn, Illinois
August 2017: Katherin M. (5-6 grade) Louisville, Kentucky
September 2017: Jeremiah R. (5-6 grade) Arlington, Texas
October 2017: Suri C. (K-1) Newport Beach, California
November 2017: Olivia C. (5-6 grade) St. Louis, Missouri
December 2017: Katie L. (5-6 grade) Cupertino, California
2016 Writing Contest Winners
2016 GRAND PRIZE iPAD mini winner is….JACKSON from Pekin, Illinois
March 2016: Maggie (5-6th grade) Kansas City, Missouri
April 2016: Mariana (2-3rd grade) Kansas City, Missouri
May 2016: No entries
June 2016: Maisy (Kindergarten- First Grade) Kansas City, Missouri
July 2016: Lola (Kindergarten- First Grade) San Diego, CA
September 2016: Kailey (Fifth-Sixth Grade) Gilbert, Arizona
October 2016: Lola (Kindergarden-First Grade) San Diego, California
November 2016: Jackson (3rd-4th Grade) Pekin, Illinois
December 2016: Haley (3rd-4th Grade) Weaverville, North Carolina