Just passing this along for anyone who might be interested:
Write for a Better World – World Literacy Canada’s contest for Canadian students in Grades 5 to 8. Write an original story describing what happens next in 400 words or less:
It’s been a long, sleepless night of strange dreams. Even once you wake up, you think you’re still dreaming, because you aren’t in your own bed. You aren’t even yourself! It’s no dream. You’ve woken in another part of the world, as someone from another culture.
Deadline: April 4, 2014. More information here.
Kids Write 4 Kids – A creative challenge designed for aspiring authors in Grades 4 to 8. Selected stories will be compiled in an ebook and sold in the Apple iBookstore and Amazon, with proceeds going to the charity National Reading Campaign.
Deadline: December 31, 2013 More information here.