Date(s) - 04/01/2020 - 05/31/2020
Here’s a chance to use your imagination! Illustrators from the Inland Northwest are sharing their artwork with you. Take a look below. Does an illustration inspire you? Write a short story or poem. Tell the story you see in the picture.
Step 1: Choose your favorite picture in the Gallery below.
Step 2: Write a story or a poem.
Step 3: Send it to SCBWI Inland Northwest.
We’ll share some poems and stories on our website. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Or, come back to our website every week in April and May to read creative stories from other young writers.
SCBWI will send all participants coloring sheets and a scavenger hunt game by email. If your story is shared on our website, SCBWI will gift you a book of your choosing. Books will be shipped directly to you through our local bookstores. Thank you Aunties, Wishing Tree Books, The Well-Read Moose and Book People!
You can read the stories we’re sharing here.
How to Enter
◊ Type your story or poem into an email. (Get permission from a parent or guardian.)
◊ Add the number or title of the illustration your writing about in the email.
◊ Put “Writing Contest” in the subject of your email.
◊ Send it to email@example.com
**Please note: Book prizes are for 6-18 year olds that live in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
GALLERY: Click on the picture to see the full image.
We can’t wait to read and share your stories and poems!
What should I write?
Should I title my story?
You can create a title for your story, or use the title of the artwork for your story.
When does the contest start?
When does it end?
Should I put my name on the story?
Yes. If we publish your story or poem on our website, we’ll only include your first name below the title. For example, The Three Goofy Chickens by Sam.
Can I send more than one story or poem?
Yes! If you love to write, send in as many stories and/or poems as you’d like! We love writing too.
**There is no charge to participate in this writing contest.
Find out more about our illustrators.
Find out more about SCBWI.