The Betty Award - A Writing Contest for Children Ages 8-12


The Betty Award - A Writing Contest for Kids Ages 8-12





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In honor of my Mother, Betty, who taught all of her 6 children
to love reading and writing at an early age.

The Betty Award has both
a Spring & Fall contest. 
Enter now for the
Fall 2014 contest!  The
deadline for the Fall entries
is October 20, 2014.


First Place: McKenzie Cutler, Age 10
Southlake, TX

Second Place: Carlie Williams, Age 10
The Mystery of Fun For All Park
Salesville, AR

Third Place: Lily McLean, Age 12
The Davis Passage
St. Ignace, MI

How to Enter the Writing Contest:

Simply download The Betty Award Entry Form, type your story and mail it to us with the Reading Fee.

Deadline for Fall 2014 Entries:

All entries must be postmarked no later than October 20, 2014. Winners will be notified by November 24, 2014.


Winning Fall 2014 entries will be published on this website
after November 24, 2014.

Reading Fee:

Win Cash Prizes With The Betty Award Writing Contest

There is a $15 US reading fee per story.
Please make check or money order payable to
The Betty Award.

Contest Rules:

Mail Entries & Reading Fee To:

The Betty Award
P.O. Box 1826
Oak Park, IL 60304

Many thanks to The Children's School who assisted with the judging of the Spring 2012 contest.