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Win $500

and a trip to
Washington, D
No Entry Fee!

Show off your students’ nonfiction writing by entering their work in

Weekly Reader’s Student Publishing Contest. Individual articles and
entire student publications are eligible.

To enter, visit

Student publications, including newspapers, Any piece of student nonfiction writing between
magazines, and literary magazines that include 500 and 2,500 words is eligible, including memoirs,
nonfiction, are eligible. essays, and stories about news events. Each entry
should include:
• crisp writing and accurate information,
Student publications that are available only in
• compelling and engaging word choice,
digital form, including blogs, newspapers, and
• principles of good writing and-or reporting.
magazines, are eligible.

In both categories, entries should include: Note: Entries do not have to be published and
• clear, interesting writing and good grammar, do not need to be affiliated with a school.
• an attractive layout and effective photo use,
• a variety of voices and diversity of opinion. ENTRY DEADLINE: March 18, 2011
*Individual writing and print publication
winners will be chosen in two categories:
grades 3–6 and grades 7–12. Two authors,
two print publications, and one online publication
will each receive $500. Winners will also get
a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C., and a
one-night hotel stay in the nation’s capital.
Please see Contest Rules for details.

2010 Whole Publication winners


Weekly Reader’s Student Publishing Contest
honors the best in nonfiction publications and
individual writing by students. The contest is
intended to inspire young people to tell true,
compelling stories through reporting and writing.
Entries must be student writing produced Honoring Outstanding Student Nonfiction Writing
between Jan. 1, 2010, and Feb. 28, 2011.
Entries may be submitted in three categories: Type of Entry:
1. Individual Student Writing ___ Individual Student Writing
2. Whole Publication: Print ___ Whole Publication: Print (Note: Submit three copies of the same issue.)
3. Whole Publication: Online Only
___ Whole Publication: Online only
Only one entry per student will be accepted in
the individual student writing category. Only Grade Level of Entry (check one)
one entry per publication will be accepted in
___ grades 3 to 6
the publication categories. Students may enter
a submission in multiple categories. ___ grades 7 to 12

For the individual student writing category and Title of entry ________________________________________________
print publication category, Weekly Reader will
pick a winner in grades 3–6 and grades 7–12.
For the online publication category, one winner Web site (if applicable) ________________________________________
will be chosen. There will be a total of five winners.
Student name _______________________________________________
All entries must be postmarked by
March 18, 2011. School name _______________________________________________
Each winning publication (print and online) Address ___________________________________________________
will be awarded a $500 check (payable to the
school) and a plaque. Each publication will Teacher name _______________________________________________
also receive a round-trip flight and one-night
hotel stay for a student, parent, and teacher to Teacher e-mail ______________________________________________
attend the awards luncheon in Washington, D.C.
Teacher sponsors of winning publications will
receive a one-year full classroom subscription School phone number _________________________________________
to the Weekly Reader publication of his or her
choice. (Elementary winners will receive any Parent/guardian name ________________________________________
Weekly Reader or WR News edition; middle
and high school winners will receive either
Current Events or READ.) Parent/guardian phone number __________________________________

Each winner of an individual student writing Teacher/parent/guardian signature ________________________________

award will receive a check for $500, payable
to the student. Each winner will also receive a
round-trip flight and one-night hotel stay for For print entries, submit three copies of each publication or individual writing
the student and a parent to attend the awards piece, along with three copies of a completed entry form. Each individual
luncheon in Washington, D.C. In addition, student article or publication issue is a separate entry.
Weekly Reader will publish (or republish) the
student’s piece, on its Web site. Mail to: The Association of Educational Publishers, Attn: Weekly Reader
Student Publishing Contest, 300 Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 200,
Weekly Reader will contact all winning Wilmington, DE, 19801. All entries must be postmarked by March 18, 2011.
schools and students. Winners will be
honored at the annual Association of (No late entries will be accepted.) For more information, visit
Educational Publishers luncheon in June, write to,
in Washington, D.C. or call (302) 295-8348.