Contests & Enrichment
BVSD Sponsored Competitions and Contests
Enrichment programs in BVSD are rewarding and positive learning experiences for the students, teachers and parents involved. Our programs are designed to emphasize the learning process as students prepare for regional events. We are committed to keeping students engaged whether or not they progress to a state or national level. When students do qualify for participation beyond the regional contest, the BVSD will support them with clear communication, targeted support and encouragement from staff.
Student Publishing Opportunities
Want To Publish?
This is a list of websites that accept children's works for publication. As always, please check out websites BEFORE using them with children!
Teen Ink - A national magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing and art, derived exclusively from submissions by teens nationwide.
TWAP Journal - A collection of the work the teens in the Teen Writers and Artists Project, an Illinois-based non-profit for writers and artists aged 14 to 18.
Stone Soup - Made up entirely of the creative work of children ages 8 to 13, including stories, poems, book reviews, and artwork. It is published six times a year.
Issuu - Self Publishing
Lulu - Self Publishing
15 Ways to Publish Student Writing by Dr. Jill Olthouse
The Young Voices Foundation Rewrite Contest - for grades 6-8, Categories: Fiction, Revision
Teen Ink Contests - Categories: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Other
Young Writers Program - A November event
NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month
Write Like Crazy - Blog. Find other writers like you, answers to writing and publishing questions, and great sites to check out.
Creative Writing Prompts - 300 short prompts to spark writing ideas