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 2016 contest!  The
deadline for the Spring entries
is May 7, 2016.


First Place: Keerthi Lakshmanan, Age 12
Fading Friends
San Jose, CA

Second Place: Sagar Castleman, Age 11
New Delhi, India

Third Place: Viveca Stucke, Age 11
Tears of the Unknown
Pocasset, MA

Honorable Mention: Bella Bilotti, Age 10
The Running Miracle
Glen Ellyn, 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 2016 Entries:

All entries must be postmarked no later than May 7, 2016. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2016.


Winning Spring 2016 entries will be published on this website
after June 15, 2016.

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 2015 and Fall 2015 contests.

Many thanks to The Children's School who assisted with the judging of the Spring 2012 contest.