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. and Mrs. S.” 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 19, 2021
Contest webinar: 11:00 a.m. Central Time on November 2, 2021
Send in 5 of your questions from section 1 (unit 1) of the Journal for a chance to win steampunk-themed 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 a Bookshop.org (or similar book retailer) gift card, signed copies of Mr. S.’s novels, and be featured during a live contest webinar!
Pack a Punch: Letters to the Editor
Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 11, 2022
Contest webinar: 10:00 a.m. Central Time on February 24, 2022
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 7, 2022
Contest webinar: 10:00 a.m. Central Time on April 21, 2022
Submit up to two haiku or senryu poems from Lessons 16, 17, and 61 for a chance to win a Bookshop.org (or similar book retailer) gift card, signed copies of Mr. S’s novels, and be featured during a live contest webinar!
Finish Line: End-of-Year Contest
Contest closes: 11:59pm Central Time on June 2, 2022
Contest webinar: 10:00am Central Time on June 16, 2022
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!