Recognizing and Celebrating Young Authors Since 2006!

The Betty Award

A writing contest for kids ages 8-12

The Betty Award has both a Spring and Fall contest.

Enter now for the Fall 2024 contest!

The deadline is October 5, 2024.

Deadline for Fall 2024 Entries

All entries must be entered by October 5, 2024. If contestants and families/adults experience issues with the online entry form, please contact us.


1st - $300 usd
2nd - $200 usd
3rd - $100 usd

The Fall 2023 Winners Are

1st Place: Kamran Weiss Age 10
Second Chance
2nd Place: Marina Liu, Age 11
3rd Place: Leah Feigenbaum, Age 10
Honorary Mention: Milo Morfit-Tighe, Age 12

How To Enter

To enter, simply fill out our online form.

Reading Fee

There is a $20 US reading fee per story.
We accept all major credit and debit cards. Please reach out with any questions on our contact page. The Betty Award.


Winners for the spring 2024 Contest will be announced on June 22, 2024.