Kids Are Authors Winners Rules & Entry Forms Prizes Getting Started Guidelines FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can an entry be submitted by one student?
No. Each entry must be submitted by a group of 3 or more students. This contest was designed to encourage students to work together as a team. Collaborating as a team helps provide a natural environment to practice editing, teamwork, and communication skills.

Does the title page, dedication page, or picture of the group count as part of the 21-29 pages required?
No. Just the story - illustrations and text.

What do you mean by submitting the artwork and text separately?
If your pages have text on or over the illustrations, each must be submitted separately. Mark the back of each page i.e. page 1 of text goes on page 1 of illustrations. Prepare a mock-up by making a black and white copy to show how you want the final product to look.

When are the entries due?
All entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2008 to be eligible for the 2008 Competition.

Do we send in the entry form separate from the entry?
No. Each entry must have an entry form attached to it. The signature of the parent or guardian signature of each student participating in the entry must be submitted. Copies may be made of the entry form.

Does the project coordinator have to be a teacher?
No. A librarian, teacher's aide or parent can be the project coordinator. The project coordinator assures that the entry adheres to the rules and regulations and that the spelling and grammar are correct. The story and illustrations must be the students' work.

Can the team consist of different grade levels?

How many entries can one school send?
There is no limit, but the entry must be done in groups of 3 or more students.

Will I be notified when my entry is received?
Yes, entrants receive a letter of acknowledgement and a certificate of participation.

Will I be notified when the winner is selected?
Yes, we will announce by May 31st the winners for the contest by sending a postcard to everyone who has submitted an entry.

How can I purchase the Kids Are Authors books?
The Kids Are Authors books are $3.99 and can be purchased at a Scholastic Book Fair near you or from our Instructional Resource Catalog by calling 1-800-799-7323. Some past winners may be out of print.

How can I contact Scholastic Book Fairs if my question is not answered here?
You can call us directly at 1-800-874-4809 ext. 8175 or email us.