We are proud to announce the 2016 KidzSearch Writing Decathlon Competition.
Submit 10 different essays on the following topics listed below. You must cover each topic with a unique entry. Only one submission is allowed per topic. Each individual essay will be worth up to 10 points and scored by KidzSearch judges.
The entry deadline for all of them is December 31st, 2016.
The entry with the highest number of total points wins an iPad 2 tablet.
2nd and 3rd place entries will get gift cards worth $50 each.
You can also donate your award to the charity of your choice.
Writing Decathlon Categories
1.) Rhyming Poetry
2.) Non-Rhyming Poetry
3.) Motivational / Inspirational Essay
4.) Short Story Fiction Essay
5.) Non-Fiction How To
6.) Short Story Play Format
7.) Science Fiction / Fantasy Short Story
8.) Humor Essay
9.) Personal Opinion Essay - Convince a reader about something.
10.) Journalism Essay - Current event topic.
All entries must be posted in our 2016 Writing Decathlon Entry Section. Be sure to include the topic area in your post title. You must be a registered KidzTalk member to enter. Entries can be posted in any order. Please use separate posts for each of your 10 entries.
Each individual entry should be under 3,000 words, but if you go over a little that is okay. There is no minimum length. Entries must be in English.
Do not copy from other sources. We have many ways of checking and you will be disqualified from the entire competition if we find out that anything was plagiarized.
The winning entry will be announced on February 1st, 2017. Feedback from the KidzSearch community, including valid up/down votes, as well as the final opinion of the KidzSearch judges will determine the winner. Remember, you must submit an entry for all 10 topics.
If you are not going to enter, you can still participate by casting your anonymous up/down vote on submitted entries.
UPDATE - Contest Winners
Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2016 Writing Decathlon Contest! Our judges carefully read over all the wonderful essays. There was only a 1 point difference between the 1st and 2nd place winner.
First Place: GemHeart (iPad 2 tablet winner)
Second Place: CountryBoy ($50 Amazon Gift Card)
Third Place: Taurus SweetieGem ($50 Amazon Gift Card)
Individual Category Winners
Rhyming Poetry - GryffindorGal
Non-Rhyming Poetry - GryffindorGal
Motivational Essay - GemHeart
Short Story Fiction - Sky
Non-Fiction How-To - GryffindorGal
Short Story Play Format - GryffindorGal
Science Fiction - GemHeart
Humor Essay - CountryBoy
Personal Opinion - CountryBoy
Best Entry in Any Category (Tie)
We will be in contact with the contest winners using the e-mail address we have on file. If you don't hear back from us in a few days, please contact us directly.