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 2014 contest!  The
deadline for the Spring entries
is May 17, 2014.


First Place: Amrita Bhasin, Age 12
Gold Rush
Menlo Park, CA

Second Place: Chloe S. Wong, Age 8
Who is that Mouse?
Arcadia, CA

Third Place: Isaac Wilde, Age 12
Arlington, MA

Honorable Mention: Mounisha Anumolu, Age 11
Making Change
Orange, CT

Honorable Mention: Nina Kim, Age 11
A Night in Space
Los Angeles, CA

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 2014Entries:

All entries must be postmarked no later than May 17, 2014. Winners will be notified by June 23, 2014.


Winning Spring 2014 entries will be published on this website
after June 23, 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.