Contests

Stone Soup Magazine
June 2019

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Stone Soup is seeking submissions for a book contest from writers aged 14 and younger. The winning manuscript will be published by Children’s Art...

First Place “No Longer Blue” by Olivia Park, 12 Second Place “The Dreamer” by Claire Nagle, 12 Third Place “A Splash of Water” by Tara Prakash, 12 Honorable...

Write a story, and have it recorded and broadcast as a podcast episode Stone Soup has partnered with AV Education, a South African nonprofit organization that...

First Place ($50) “Steam” by Sabrina Guo, 12 Second Place ($25) “Moonlight” by Ashley Xu, 13 Third Place ($10) “Octopus” by Marco Lu, 12 Honorable...

Update as of April 22, 2019: Congratulations to the contestants shortlisted in the Secret Kids Book Contest. Stone Soup is no longer involved in the process...

First Place ($50):  “The Pendulum” by Sabrina Guo, 12 Second Place ($25): “The Sycamore Tree” by Mira Johnson, 8 Third Place ($10):  “A Dinner Party” by Anyi...

For this contest, we want you to create a piece of visual art made with words. ‘Swan and Shadow’ by John Hollander (1969) Many readers understand a concrete poem...

For this contest, we want you to try to craft a tiny story (300 words or less!) that tells a big story or captures a big idea—or maybe just describes a single...

First Place ($80):  “Middlenames” by Thomas Faulhaber, 13 Second Place ($40): “Young Eyes” by Allie Aguila, 12 Third Place ($20):  “The Mystical Creatures of...

You may remember that a few months ago we held a Selfie Contest. Though we announced the winner then, we decided to publish some of the other notable entries....

Have you heard that we’re having a Science Fiction story contest? If you’d like to know more details, please check out the guidelines on Submittable. We also...

Winners will be featured on Stone Soup Online Top winners receive a prize. Open to kids age 13 and younger Free to enter Parental permission...

Do you want your drawing, painting, or photograph on the cover of Stone Soup? We are offering a $25 Amazon gift certificate to the winner of our first...

The entries for our February 2017 Music Contest, in which Stone Soup readers recorded their performances of Anna Steiger’s childhood composition La Valse des...

La Vale des Fleurs, by Anna Steiger, age 8. Written circa 1972. Anna Steiger is an opera singer. When she was a child in London she took piano lessons from...

Nathaniel Canon, 7, California Self Portraits These are the winners of our first Selfie Contest. Never in history have so many people taken so many photographs...

Most of these contests are open to children from primary and middle school — the primary age range of Stone Soup’s readers. As most of these contests also post...

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