Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Contest for the Kids

Oh my gosh. Here's a contest for kids ages 7-12. It's sponsored by Mrs. Butterworth (the syrup lady) and Scholastic. The grand prize is a $5000 U.S. Saving Bond and books from Scholastic. Plus the winning story gets published. What an opportunity!

This is something I would have loved as a kid. The savings bond probably wouldn't have meant much to me (What, I can't spend it!) But the books. Wow! My favorite subject in school was reading. And I won the reading contest every year.

My first story was published when I was in fourth grade, thanks to an awesome teacher who saw my potential.

Check out the official rules, and then encourage the kiddies to participate. The theme is "Breakfast with Mrs. Butterworth."


Tricia Grissom said...

Cool. My son eats pancakes for breakfast almost every morning during the school year. I'll have to see if I can get him to enter.

Tricia Sanders said...

I'm not a pancake person, but bring on the waffles. How wierd is that?