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 2015 contest!  The
deadline for the Spring entries
is May 2, 2015.


First Place: Hazell Purcell, Age 12
The Grimmer Side
Newton, MA

Second Place: Anusha Biswas, Age 10
Gabby's Gift
McKinney, TX

Third Place: Rhianna Hubbard, Age 11
Caddie Roose
Gaithersburg, MD

Honorable Mention: Beth Brown, Age 10
The Spare Room
Victoria, Australia

Honorable Mention: Angelynn Huang, Age 12
I'll Wait, I'll Always Wait
Champaign, IL

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 2015 Entries:

All entries must be postmarked no later than May 2, 2015. Winners will be notified by June 8, 2015.


Winning Spring 2015 entries will be published on this website
after June 8, 2015.

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.