The Betty Award

The Betty Award

How to Enter the Writing Contest:

Simply download The Betty Award Entry Form, type your story and mail it to us with the reading fee.  To view previous winners go to

Deadline for Fall 2020 Entries:

All entries must be postmarked no later than October 10, 2020.. Winners will be notified by November 20, 2020.


Winning Fall 2020 entries will be published on this website
after November 20, 2020.

Reading Fee:

Win Cash Prizes With The Betty Award Writing Contest

There is a $15 US reading fee per story.
Please make check or money order payable to
The Betty Award.

Contest Rules:

  • Stories must be submitted on the attached form.
  • Entries must be typed and in English.
  • Maximum story length is 1000 words.
  • Contest is open to all children, worldwide, ages 8-12.
  • Entries must be the original unpublished work of the child entering the contest.
  • Stories will not be returned.
  • More than one entry per child is allowed (be sure to include the $15 reading fee for each story submitted).
  • Entries are automatically disqualified if a reading fee check is returned for insufficient funds.
  • Please do not staple checks to the story or entry form.
  • Please do not send entries in over-sized envelopes.

Mail Entries & Reading Fee To:

The Betty Award
P.O. Box 1826
Oak Park, IL 60304

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