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Educational Events and Contests: Creative Writing

A collection of educational events and contests open to students and educators.

Kids Write 4 Kids

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Kids Write 4 Kids Annual Writing Contest - Virtual Writing Workshop Schedule.

Registration is Free. Click HERE to sign up

For students in Grades 4 to 8

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Lives That Make a Difference

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Lives that make a Difference Essay Contest

Sponsored by A&E Canadian Classroom

Tell us about the heroes that make a difference in and out of your classroom and win $1,500!

Deadline is January 31, 2022


The First Page Student Writing Challenge

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The First Page Student Writing Challenge

Open for submissions from Feb. 1, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET to Feb. 28, 2022 at 9 p.m. ET.

#Our Stories Our Voices in the Classroom

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Our Stories Our Voices - Educator's Guide and National Contest

Personal Story Project - Teen Health and Wellness

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Teen Health & Wellness: Personal Story Project

Sharing stories is a powerful way to connect with other people. By sharing their own personal stories, teens can connect with others who are dealing with the same challenges that they are. If a story is accepted for publication, it will be published online in Teen Health & Wellness. Every published author will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Rosen Publishing, which can be added to a student’s digital portfolio to use in job, internship, and college applications.