Power of Music Story Contest

This Cricket is alive with the sound of music—at least piano and violin music. Zoot was quick to point out many other beautiful instruments (Can anybuggy say “cello”?), including the human voice as well as fascinating instruments from long ago and around the world. So strike up the band! For this month’s contest Zoot wants to sing the praises of your best story about a musician, performer, or musical instrument.

Maybe you’ll write about trying out for the school orchestra, or working with a demanding music teacher, or performing a duet with a friend. You might write about learning the steps to a folk dance that your grandmother remembers, or about singing in a church choir or around a campfire. Perhaps you’ll write about what it’s like to be an instrument maker, or about a favorite song or lullaby that gives comfort in difficult times, as in “Two Violins.” You might make up a story about your favorite composer, or even write about the song of an animal.

Whether you write about a lute or a lyre, or compose to a waltz or jazz or reggae beat, everybuggy will be waiting quietly in their seats as concertmaster Zoot begins the overture introducing your best story about the power of music. And a one, and a two . . .

  • 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 April 25, 2018.

    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 September 2018 issue and on the Cricket website.