Well, here is the list of writing/essay contests and publishers of kids’ writing that I promised. This took a lot longer to compose than I expected, hence the seeming lack of blogging on my part. They are categorized by grade. Each contest/publisher is listed for each relevant grade (i.e. if the contest is open to juniors and seniors, it is listed under grade 11 AND grade 12). For contests that use age restrictions instead of grades, I listed the contest in the grades that seemed appropriate and gave the age is parenthesis.
Do you know of any contests that I missed? Please let me know. The criteria I am trying to use is that it 1) have no entry fee, 2) not seem to be mostly a means of advertising a school or product, 3) be open to all U.S. students, regardless of race, gender, religion, or creed.