Recognizing and Celebrating Young Authors Since 2006!

The Betty Award

A writing contest for kids ages 8-12

The Betty Award has both a Spring and Fall contest.

Enter now for the Spring 2024 contest!

The deadline is May 4, 2024.

Deadline for Spring 2024 Entries

All entries must be postmarked no later than May 4, 2024.


1st - $300 usd
2nd - $200 usd
3rd - $100 usd

The Fall 2023 Winners Are

1st Place: Kamran Weiss Age 10
Second Chance
2nd Place: Marina Liu, Age 11
3rd Place: Leah Feigenbaum, Age 10
Honorary Mention: Milo Morfit-Tighe, Age 12

How To Enter

To enter, simply fill out our online form.

Or to enter via mail, download the entry form (en español), type your story and mail it to us with your reading fee.

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Reading Fee

There is a $20 US reading fee per story.
Please make check or money order payable to The Betty Award.


Winning Fall 2023 entries will be published on this website on December 1, 2023.