K-12 News

Deadline Extension: KET Young Writers Contest

In light of changing learning models around the state and nation during this unprecedented time, the KET Education Team is extending the deadline for our annual KET Young Writers Contest. With a new deadline for entry of May 1st, 2020 teachers, parents, and students have additional time to explore their creativity in writing and illustrating.

As an added convenience, all books, stories, and poems may be submitted digitally via the online entry form.

Held annually, the goal of the KET Young Writers Contest is to encourage student writing and celebrate creativity.

We invite students in kindergarten through third grade to submit an illustrated story; students in fourth through fifth grades to submit an illustrated story, short story, and/or a poem; and students in sixth through twelfth grades to submit a short story and/or a poem. Winners are selected and prizes awarded.

First place students receive $100 Barnes & Noble gift cards. The sponsoring parent or teacher of these students receives a $50 gift card! Second and third place students receive prize packs that include Rocketbook Smart Notebooks and a variety of writing and creativity supplies.

The entry form, official rules, rubrics, contest tip sheets, past winners, and more can be found at the contest website.

We’re looking forward to seeing your work!