Kids’ Story Contest

Let your creativity out! Write and draw your stories and UPLOAD it on our website for a chance to EITHER:

    • be published in our upcoming book of the series, OR
    • be featured on our website as the ‘Artist of the Month’ or the ‘Author of the Month’

All participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement

Entry Guidelines

  • ENTRY DEADLINE: All stories must be received by August 31, 2016
  • Any student in grades K-5 can enter the contest.
  • Only one entry per child will be accepted, so submit your best story.
  • Stories can be single author or co-authored with another qualifying child.
  • Stories can be a fiction or a fact. So, let your imagination go wild!
  • UPLOAD your stories or mail it to us at P.O.Box 323 Norwalk CT 06852
  • For questions, email us at NarayanP@thepenstars.com or call at 203-663-3929

Story Requirements

  • PLEASE refer to our book, Happy Celebrations! for ideas, layout and format.
  • All stories must be original and have both illustrations and text
  • Kindergarten and first grade stories must have a minimum of 2 illustrations with a minimum of 30 words describing each illustration
  • Second and third grade stories must have a minimum of 3 illustrations with a minimum of 75 words describing each illustration
  • Fourth grade stories must have a minimum of 4 illustrations with a minimum of 100 words describing each illustration
  • Fifth grade stories must have a minimum of 5 illustrations with a minimum of 125 words describing each illustration.
  • Keywords with meanings at the bottom of the page is encouraged.

Format and Illustrations

  • PLEASE refer to our book, Happy Celebrations! for ideas, layout and format.
  • All illustrations must be ORIGINAL, clear and colorful.
  • DO NOT USE markers to color illustrations. Crayons and colored pencils are acceptable.