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
Fall 2018 contest!  The
deadline for the Fall entries
is October 6, 2018.


First Place: Thelonius Zeitlin, Age 11
San Pedro Soups
Brooklyn, NY

Second Place: Hilary Barkey, Age 12
Lily Learns Love
New York, NY

Third Place: Hannah Jane Detlefsen, Age 8
The Cool Cookies at Christmas Time
West St. Paul, MN

Honorable Mention: Victoria Jung, Age 9
Starry Night
Rolling Hills Estates, 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 Fall 2018 Entries:

All entries must be postmarked no later than October 6, 2018. Winners will be notified by November 20, 2018.


Winning Fall 2018 entries will be published on this website
after November 20, 2018.

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 2017 contest.