Open to any student using the Cover Story curriculum
Throughout the school year, we host giveaways and contests for our Cover Story students on themes related to the content of the curriculum. These events conclude with a fun-filled live webinar with “Mr. S.” and staff member Sarah that students and parents can attend online.
- Contests are annual, but details are subject to change.
- Contests are announced via e-newsletter—subscribe here.
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Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on October 11, 2023
Contest webinar: 10:00 a.m. Central Time on October 25, 2023
Send in 5 of your questions from section 1 (unit 1) of the Journal for a chance to win prizes and be featured in a live webinar hosted by Mr. S!
Submit up to 2 limericks from lesson 18 of Cover Story for a chance to win specially designed certificates, a themed book prize, and be featured during a live contest webinar!
Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 09, 2023
Contest webinar: 10:00 a.m. Central Time on February 23, 2023
A contest devoted to the creative exchange of writing letters. Pen your own punchy back-and-forth between reader and magazine editor!
Every student is eligible to submit up to two “sets” of letters for a chance to be featured on the live webinar and to win prizes.
Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on April 06, 2023
Contest webinar: 10:00 a.m. Central Time on April 20 2023
Submit up to two haiku or senryu poems from Lessons 16, 17, and 61 for a chance to win signed copies of Mr. S’s novels, special prize certificates, and be featured during a live contest webinar!
Finish Line: End-of-Year Contest
Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on June 1, 2023
Contest webinar: 10:00 a.m. Central Time on June 15, 2023
Send in your completed magazine—your collected works, compiled and formatted into the structure of a magazine—for a chance to win a Bookshop.org (or similar book retailer) gift card! Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
Visit our Magazine Showcase to admire the finished magazines!
Discontinued: Disastrous Directions
We have discontinued this contest, but the entries from past years offer some wonderful examples of student work!