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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 announced via e-newsletter. Please note that our newsletters are solely to keep you informed. There are no third-party advertisements, and we do not sell our email lists.

Contests are annual, but details are subject to change.

Curious Questions

Curious Questions Contest | Cover Story Language Arts

Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on October 10, 2019
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. Central Time on October 24*, 2019

* Was October 17.

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!

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Rib-Tickling Limericks

Rib-Tickling Limericks Contest | Cover Story Language ArtsContest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on November 14, 2019
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. Central Time on November 21, 2019

Submit up to 2 limericks from lesson 18 of Cover Story for a chance to win Amazon gift cards, signed copies of Mr. S.’s novels, and be featured during a live contest webinar!

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Letters to the Editor (New Contest Coming Soon!)

Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 6, 2020
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. Central Time on February 13, 2020

Details to be announced.

Snapshots: Haiku and Senryu

Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on April 9, 2020
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. Central Time on April 16, 2020

Submit up to two haiku or senryu poems from Lessons 16, 17, and 61 for a chance to win Amazon gift cards and be featured during a live contest webinar hosted by Mr. S!

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Finish Line: End-of-Year Contest

Contest closes: 11:59 p.m. Central Time on June 4, 2020
Contest webinar: 7:00 p.m. Central Time on June 28, 2020

Send in your completed magazine—your collected works, compiled and formatted into the structure of a magazine—for a chance to win an Amazon 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!

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