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
Spring 2019 contest! The
deadline for the Fall entries
is May 4, 2019.
First Place: Jacqueline Lucine Schmeizl, Age 12
Voice of Summer
Second Place: Elizabeth Shen, Age 9
Hope and Miracle
Third Place: Mrs. Judy Ryan's 5th Grade Class from Pontiac Elementary School, Ages 10 and 11
28 Months in Manzanar
Honorable Mention: Ava Presnall, Age 11
Sports Car Contest
El Dorado Hills, CA
Honorable Mention: Khiah Newbold, Age 8
My Worst Fear
All entries must be postmarked no later than May 4, 2019. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2019.
Winning Spring 2019 entries will be published on this website
after June 15, 2019.
There is a $15 US reading fee per story.
Please make check or money order payable to
The Betty Award.
The Betty Award
P.O. Box 1826
Oak Park, IL 60304
Many thanks to Public Communications, Inc. who assisted with the judging of the Spring 2017 contest.