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
Spring 2019 contest!  The
deadline for the Fall entries
is May 4, 2019.


First Place: Jacqueline Lucine Schmeizl, Age 12
Voice of Summer
Simsbury, CT

Second Place: Elizabeth Shen, Age 9
Hope and Miracle
Cary, NC

Third Place: Mrs. Judy Ryan's 5th Grade Class from Pontiac Elementary School, Ages 10 and 11
28 Months in Manzanar
Elgin, SC

Honorable Mention: Ava Presnall, Age 11
Sports Car Contest
El Dorado Hills, CA

Honorable Mention: Khiah Newbold, Age 8
My Worst Fear
Severn, MD

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 Spring 2019 Entries:

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.

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 Public Communications, Inc. who assisted with the judging of the Spring 2017 contest.