Humor Contest 2011

Posted July 28, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

From the website of Amazing Kids:

Attention all Amazing Kids!

Do you love to make people laugh?  Do you have some hilarious and creative stories that you’d like to share?  Are you excited about trying out a new type of writing? If this sounds like you, show us what you can do by submitting your humorous short story to our humor contest!  We want to see your hilarious and creative stories that integrate jokes and funny moments!  Put a smile on everyone’s face and get a chance to win some fabulous prizes.


Who: Kids and teens, ages 6-17

What: Amazing Kids! Humor Contest – Kids ages 6-17 can submit an original humorous short story of 1500 words or less.  One entry maximum per person so pick your best piece!

When: July 1, 2011 until August 30, 2011, 11:59pm PST.

Where: Email (preferred method) to [email protected] with Humor Contest and your last name and age in the subject line.  Attach a word or pdf document with your submission with your name, age and title of your submission at the top of the document. Videos retelling your story (not as a separate entry) may be included as a link to the video online to a site such as schooltube to your entry.  The videos must be the child’s original creation. Schooltube instructions and features for posting can be seen here:  Videos are not necessary but may be considered as a creative addition to your entry.

Spilling Ink Contest

Posted June 27, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

From the website of Spilling Ink:


Short Story Challenge: We dare you to… write a short story about anything you like.

Word limit: 1,000 words or less

For ages 8 -12


First Prize: A $25 Bookstore Gift Certificate & a signed copy of Spilling Ink.

Second Prize: A signed copy of Spilling Ink

Third prize: A signed copy of Spilling Ink

In addition, all three winning stories will be posted on the Spilling Ink Creativity Blog.

Deadline: Monday, July 11, 2011

U.S. and Canadian residents only


Type or cut-and-paste your story into the Spilling Ink Contact Form. Remember to include your name, age, and correct email address.