The Betty Award

 Available: USA Nationwide

Closing Date: 5/17/2014

The Betty Award has both a Spring & Fall contest. Enter now for the Spring 2014 contest! The deadline for the Spring entries is May 17, 2014.



First Place: Amrita Bhasin, Age 12
Gold Rush
Menlo Park, CA

Second Place: Chloe S. Wong, Age 8
Who is that Mouse?
Arcadia, CA

Third Place: Isaac Wilde, Age 12
Arlington, MA

Honorable Mention: Mounisha Anumolu, Age 11
Making Change
Orange, CT

Honorable Mention: Nina Kim, Age 11
A Night in Space
Los Angeles, CA

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 2014Entries:

All entries must be postmarked no later than May 17, 2014. Winners will be notified by June 23, 2014.


Winning Spring 2014 entries will be published on this website
after June 23, 2014.

Reading Fee:

There is a $15 US reading fee per story.  Please make check or money order payable to The Betty Award.

Contest Rules:

  • Stories must be submitted on the attached form.
  • Entries must be typed and in English.
  • Maximum story length is 1000 words.
  • Contest is open to all children, worldwide, ages 8-12.
  • Entries must be the original unpublished work of the child entering the contest.
  • Stories will not be returned.
  • More than one entry per child is allowed (be sure to include the $15 reading fee for each story submitted).
  • Entries are automatically disqualified if a reading fee check is returned for insufficient funds.

Mail Entries & Reading Fee To:

The Betty Award
P.O. Box 1826
Oak Park, IL 60304

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