Here is a contest announcement from Guinness World Records® for writers ages 7-12:
For the past 60 years, Guinness World Records has inspired millions of people to achieve record-breaking feats. To celebrate these amazing feats, Guinness World Records is launching the 60 Years/60 Words Challenge on September 8, 2014.
Kids 7–12 can enter this national competition by selecting their favorite GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record and telling about it in EXACTLY 60 words! The entries can be poems, raps, videos, posters and/or short essays, but they each must include PRECISELY 60 words!
The competition winner will earn a $500 scholarship, a copy of the Guinness World Records 2015 book, their photo in the 2016 book, and a $500 grant for his/her school. 10 semifinalists will win a copy of the Guinness World Records 2015 book.
Kids can enter online or at www.60words.guinnessworldrecords.com. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and representation of the record. The competition ends December 1, 2014.
Educators, youth groups, and parents can also access fun English Language Arts activities on the website under the Parents and Educators/Youth Groups buttons. These activities get kids’ creative juices flowing!