The theme for the entries should be about starting fresh. The entry can be about the New Year’s holiday, or about someone who is starting again or making changes in their life. Entries will be accepted December 1st through December 12th, 2012. You mayPreview write in any genre—a fiction story, true story, poem, devotional—anything you want as long as it has a fresh start theme. The word count needs to be between 150 and 750 words.
The contest will be divided into two age groups: 7-10 and 11-14. Judges will choose a first and second place winner from each group. First place winners will receive a gift certificate for $15 and publication in the FaithWriters’ magazine in January 2013, and second place winners will receive a gift certificate for $10. Winners will be contacted and announced on the website no later than January 1st, 2013.
Submissions should be made by posting your story as an article on the kids’ website with the subject “New Year Contest: [title].” A link to the story should be emailed to Amy at this email address: contact [at] sparrowsflight [dot] net.
The entries will be judged on the following points: How creative, unique, and memorable is this entry? How well-written is this entry? Does it have a strong beginning and ending? Did the author communicate the point they wanted to make to the reader?
Do you have kids, grandkids, or other children in your life who might want to enter? Have them pop over to the site for more details!