Be a Famous Writer Contest

Mrs. P’s 10th Annual “Be-A-Famous-Writer” Contest Is now closed for entries! The Judges Choices will be announced on or before January 30, 2019! The theme to write about is the word Heroes!

The contest is for K-4 classrooms only and is FREE to enter. The contest is only open to schools in the United States. Parents you can still participate by telling your child's teacher about it.

This contest cycle is officially closed!

Contest Closes: DECEMBER 15, 2018

Winners Announced on or before January 30, 2019 see my blog for winners

For classrooms K - 4th grade

Mrs. P invites your class to write a story on the topic of HEROES for the 2018 contest theme, no less than 250 words and not to exceed 1,000 words. It may be fiction or non-fiction. Any classroom from Kindergarten through 4th grade may enter. Just one story per classroom! It can be a collaborative story, or you can have your class vote on which child's story to enter. And there's no database to enter or permission slips to sign. You, the teacher, just need to email me the story. It is your classroom entering to be read by our distinguished judges. Please be sure to read my "Official Rules" page for all entry details! Inspire your class by watching past entries of the contest on my Young Author playlist. Enjoy these amazing stories!

Meet my sponsors who care and support literacy efforts. They are true heroes in my book! ! They are providing books galore that will benefit the schools of the winners! Books in every format, real books, digital books and audio books! See my prize page for details of what your classroom will win. But, WAIT, that’s not all! I’ve rounded up more prizes than EVER this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary! SIMON & SCHUSTER is giving us some incredible books, and BUNCEE is providing some classroom subscriptions! And FLIPGRID is providing some voice pods, stickers and swag! PLUS the amazing children’s authors I’ve had as past judges are also providing books. Yes, books from Chris Gabrenstein, Peter Reynolds, Josh Funk, Bonny Becker, and Shannon McClintock Miller! So many books for classrooms! So what are you waiting for? Get those kids writing!

Meet my dog Spyri, named after the author of “Heidi,” a favorite book of mine when I was little. He’s the host of my, Imagination Launchers, to help kids jump-start their imaginations and get those stories started. Click here to see his tips and animated videos

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