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 2016 contest! The
deadline for the Fall entries
is October 8, 2016.
First Place: Jacqueline Lucine Schmeizl, Age 10
Heublein Stands Tall
Second Place: Sebastian Ambriz, Age 9
Torch: The Soldier Who Wouldn't Fight
Santa Ana, CA
Third Place: Danielle Park, Age 12
Courage Starts Here
Honorable Mention: Arah Chae, Age 9
Seoul, South Korea
Honorable Mention: Camila Milena Gomez, Age 11
Thanks Mrs. Dondlinger
All entries must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2016. Winners will be notified by November 15, 2016.
Winning Fall 2016 entries will be published on this website
after November 15, 2016.
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 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 contests.
Many thanks to The Children's School who assisted with the judging of the Spring 2012 contest.