Contest Winners


Future World Story

When he was a boy, Robert Goddard imagined rocket ships traveling through space—and his dream came true. Who knows what the future may bring? Tater loves to daydream about all kinds of fascinating scientific marvels that might make the future more fun—or more complicated. For this month’s contest, everybuggy would like to see your best story set in an imaginary Future World.

Will you write about a world filled with flying cars and space travel, like in “The Flying Test”? Maybe you’ll imagine a future where humans and robots live together as friends, like in “The Girl Who Lived with Robots.” Perhaps you’ll write about a family vacation on the moon, or a new futuristic sport, or a kid going to Future World school with a substitute teacher who is a robot with x-ray eyes!

Whether you imagine rocket boots, jet-propelled skateboards, or an automatic homework machine, everybuggy will be buzzing around Cricket World in their space cars (Ladybug driving? Yikes!), waiting for the atomic robotic mail-o-box to transport a hologram of your best story—just 350 words or less, please—about Future World. Qué será, será! What will be, will be!

  • 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 September 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 January 2018 issue and on the Cricket website.