Contest Winners

New Contest

  • Winter Tale

    It’s January, and in Cricket Country a cold wind doth blow. Frost is on the windowpanes, making cool (ha ha!) designs like the frost dragon on our cover. While everybuggy is snuggling around George’s fireplace sipping cocoa, they’d love to read your best tale of an icy winter adventure. 

    Will you write about a snowy land far to the north, like Lapland in “Aino, Child of the Sea”? Perhaps you’ll imagine a new myth about the Norse gods Thor and Loki, or a tale of Viking explorations you might find recorded on a rune stone. Will you write a thrilling adventure about surviving a winter storm, or about living in an Arctic climate where polar bears roam, or even about Ice Age animals? Maybe you’ll write about a fun time with friends sledding in your backyard or camping on a snowy mountain.

    Whether you write a frosty fantasy about a frozen kingdom or a science fiction story about an icy future, everybuggy will be staying warm inside while Cricket chips the ice off the Cricket Country mailbox, waiting for the arrival of your best winter tale of 350 words or less. Brrr!

    1. Your contest entry must be your very own original work. Ideas and words should not be copied.

    2. Your entry must be signed by your parent or guardian, stating that it is your own work, that no help was given, and that Cricket has permission to publish it in the magazine and on our website. 

    3. Be sure to include your name, age, and full address on your entry.

    4. Only one entry per person, please.

    5. If you want your work returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for each entry.

    6. Your entry must be received by January 25, 2017.

    7. Send entries to Cricket League, P.O. Box 300, Peru, IL 61354. (No faxes or email submissions, please!)

    8. We will publish winning entries in the May/June 2017 issue and on the Cricket website.

    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354