Enter Totem Head's Contest to win $50 and get your story published on AdventureWrite.com/kids!
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2014 Feb 19: Read Billy O's interview
with Education Affairs
"It's important that Young People Dream"


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The contest in a nutshell:
What :  "Totem Head's 2015 Story Contest"
      Sponsored by Adventure Write

Who :  The contest is open to US residents under 19 years old.
Note to parents :  If your child cannot write yet, you may type their words for them.

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Categories :
1. Ages 8 and under
2. Ages 9-10
3. Ages 11-12
4. Ages 13-18
5. Under 19 Mystery and Gothic Fiction
6. Under 19 Story with a Poem (must be a narrative story with a poem--email us with questions)

When :  Send your entry before 31 Dec 2015.

Prizes :
One winner from each category will receive the following prizes.
1. Publication on AdventureWrite.com/kids
2. $50 cash
3. Certificate of Achievement

Judging :  Adventure Write will choose one winner from each category based on:
1. Suitability for the Adventure Write Kid's website
2. Entertainment and Creativity
3. Spelling, grammar and punctuation

How to Enter :
1. Finish Totem Head's Tutorial.
2. Write a story in 1500 words or less.  Make your story appropriate for kids.  The first sentence should start with "So there I was".
3. Fill out a Contest Entry Form
4. Scan and email your Contest Entry Form. SUBJECT line of email should be: Entrant Age or Category Entering / Entrant's Name / Story Title
5. Paste your story directly into the body of your email.
6. Email your submission to:   contest@adventurewrite.com
7. If you prefer, you may send your submission(s) through the mail to:

Adventure Write - Story Contest
P.O. Box 872241
Wasilla AK 99687

Important Tips :
1. Save a stamp!  You may send multiple entries in one envelope.
2. Ask someone to proofread your story for spelling, grammar and punctuation.
3. USE SPELLCHECK.
4. Get feedback/corrections on your story from a friend, parent or teacher before penning your final draft.
5. If you're emailing your entry, make sure you attach your story AND entry form before hitting send.

Mystery and Gothic Fiction Guidelines :
1. Write a story in 1500 words or less.  Make your story appropriate for kids.  The first sentence should start with "So there I was".
2. Stories must be tasteful and contain more mystery or suspense than gore.  Think Twilight Zone, Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock.
3. Think of it as a mysterious adventure story, without the happy ending--an ending with a lesson instead of warm fuzzies.
4. A story will compete in ONE category. Contest judges will determine in which category an entry competes.
5. If the contest judges determine that none of the entries in the gothic fiction category are suitable for The kid's website, we will award no prize for that category.

Story with a Poem Guidelines :
1. Write a story in 1500 words or less.  Make your story appropriate for kids.  The first sentence should start with "So there I was".
2. Stories must contain at least one stanza of poetry as part of your story. Maybe your main character finds a poem in her locker or on a map or writes a song...be creative!
3. A story will compete in ONE category. Contest judges will determine in which category an entry competes.
4. If the contest judges determine that none of the entries in the Story with a Poem category are suitable for The kid's website, we will award no prize in that category.

Please note :  All submissions become the property of Adventure Write, and we cannot return them.

Winner Notification :  Adventure Write will announce winners on Facebook and notify winners via email and snail mail in March 2016.  We'll post the winning stories on AdventureWrite.com/kids no later than 31 Mar 2016.

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