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 Spring 2023 contest!

The deadline is May 13, 2023.

Deadline for Spring 2023 Entries

All entries must be postmarked no later than May 13, 2023. Winners will be notified by July 1, 2023.

Prizes

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

The Spring 2022 Winners Are

1st Place: Scarlett LaMontagna, Age 11
First Place: The Reversal
2nd Place: Brandon Li, Age 12
3rd Place: Arissa Jade Chui, Age 9
Honorable Mention: Nolan Caskey, Age 8

How To Enter

To enter, simply fill out our online form.

Or to enter via mail, download the entry form (en español), type your story and mail it to us with your reading fee.

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Reading Fee

There is a $20 US reading fee per story.
Please make check or money order payable to The Betty Award.

Publication

Winning Fall 2022 entries will be published on this website after December 1, 2022.