Looking for a way to inspire your kids to do a little more writing? Perhaps these contests will do the trick:
This contest will give writers in grades 1 through 12 in the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to tell about teachers that have inspired them.
Prize: The contest grand prize is a three-day trip to New York City including dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square and a $2,500 savings bond. Winners also will be chosen in each grade category and will receive a $500 savings bond and a family dinner at their local Olive Garden restaurant.
Deadline: December 11, 2009
Prize: cash awards
Deadline: March 31, 2010
So if your kids complain about being bored over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, tell them to get writing for a chance to win some cool prizes.