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The Young Author's Contest is free to participate in. You may participate in-person, or remotely. Early registration is recommended since space is limited.

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Congratulations! You registered for the 2024 Give4Kidz Young Author's Contest.

Young Authors
Contest Rules & Permission Form


Young Authors Competition

The Young Authors Competition is designed to honor exceptional writing by authors ages 9- 18.

All writing submissions will be published on the Give 4 Kidz website. Winners of the contest will have their short stories published in the Press-Enterprise newspaper. Winners will also receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card & an Authors Tool Kit!

Age Group categories:
   ~ 9 to 11
   ~ 12 to 14
   ~ 15 to 18
One winner from each category will be chosen.

What do I do next?
1. Print & email permission form to [email protected] 
2. Read contest rules  
3. Write an original short story (150 to 1500 words).
4. Submit story by September 15th, 12am-midnight        PST  via email to [email protected]  
5. Follow us on social media for updates and                    announcements (links at bottom of page)
6. Attend the live event
     ~ October 5th, 2024              
     ~ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
     ~ The Cheech Marin Museum           
         3581 Mission Inn Avenue
         Riverside, CA 92501
Dates to Remember:
  ~ September 15th: Last day to submit entries
  ~ October 5th: Event Day
  ~ Time:  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Happy writing!