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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listing of all past
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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 2017 contest!  The
deadline for the Spring entries
is May 6, 2017.


First Place: Emily Ng, Age 12
One Mistake
Hong Kong

Second Place: Natalie Hii, Age 10
Stage Fright Trouble
San Jose, CA

Third Place: Aiden Rodriguez, Age 7.5
The Light Blue Baloon
Mission Viejo, CA

Honorable Mention: Jacquiline Schmeizl, Age 10
The Mystical Universe of Books
Simsbury, CT

Honorable Mention: Oksana Barron, Age 10
The Great Battle
Helena, MT

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 2017 Entries:

All entries must be postmarked no later than May 6, 2017. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2017.


Winning Spring 2017 entries will be published on this website
after June 15, 2017.

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 Fall 2016 contest.