Saturday, February 1, 2014
Beginning Reading Level Grand Prize: $10,000
Beginning Reading Level Second Prize: $5,000
Intermediate Reading Level Grand Prize: $7,500
Intermediate Reading Level Second Prize: $4,500
Best Series or Collection: $5,000
Best Character-Based Story: $3,000
Best Use of Images or Illustrations: $3,000
People's Choice Best Submission by Educator: $5,000
People's Choice Best Submission by Parent: $3,000
People's Choice Best Submission by Author/Creative Writer: $2,000
People's Choice Best Submission by Student Author or Classroom: $2,000
Benetech, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and Orca Book Publishing have come together to expand the body of contemporary leveled reading material available to young adults aged 13+ who struggle with reading.
Prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences is not required. A step-by-step guide available at www.storysharecontest.com will assist writers in leveling their stories.
At the close of the contest, all writer submissions will be added to free open platforms that will serve as easily accessible online libraries for struggling or beginning readers of all ages.