This contest is open for children and teens ages 5 through 17.
We want to know about Santa!
So dive into your imagination and see what you come up with. Winning entries will be published either digitally or in print. (Submit below – 1500 word max) Here’s what we’re looking for:
- What year Santa was born?
- What was his birth name?
- Does he have any brothers and/or sisters?
- What are his parents’ names?
- What did his parents do?
- Did Santa have a favorite pet growing up?
- What’s his favorite food?
- What was the name of the town in the North Pole he was born in?
- Where did he go to school?
- How did he come to be Santa?
- How did he meet Mrs. Claus?
- What made him want to give gifts to all the girls and boys?
- What was the first year he delivered gifts?
- How did he find all his reindeer?
By: Alyssa Nicole Livingston
Alyssa is an 8th grade student at South Forsythe Middle School, Georgia. Aside from her myriad of artistic talents, Alyssa is a promising writer. It is always an honor to showcase the work of young talent.
Written and Illustrated by 15 year old Brandi M. Brandi loves poetry and art and plans on majoring in art when she is old enough to attend college. She also loves dogs, the ocean and her mom. 🙂
I like to eat pie
It’s warm and sweet aroma
Makes tastebuds go wild
By: Alex R., 13 years old – aside from pie, Alex also likes sushi, basketball and food in general!
I love my cellphone
My friends text me very much
My phone is my life
By: Gabby L., 15 years old – aside from her cellphone, Gabby also likes money, pickles and, of course, her friends.
Love a Dog
I would love a dog
Because they are fun and cute
They are so playful
By: Brandie M., 14 years old – aside from dogs, Brandie also loves her mom and God.
“Dragon Flying in the Mountains” by Kai D, 10 years old
Kai loves dragons, elephants and cheetahs; geography, playing violin and riding his bike. He says, “I like to build with LEGOS because they are fun and easy to take apart.” This creative and enterprising young talent is also writing a book entitled, “Claws of the Sky”.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
If you were a flower
I would pick you.
I dream to fly
to touch the sky
in hopes of meeting you…
I then will soar
down to the floor
so I could see you.
I have a dream
a dream to be free
a dream that we will all be free…
a dream to soar
up to the sky
and be with all my people.
A look into the magical mind of a 13-year-old. We thank Sydney J. (GirlScout) for allowing us to share her thoughts and imagination.
I watch our son create
Young boy smart and free
in his imagination
I am like him
a child dreaming
full of wonder
Christmas Morning, Lewis Mansel, 1885
I pray his dreams come true
The world often is not
wild ideas and yet
We are forever inspired by our children.
Ugh! I cannot believe them.
How could they be so selfish? So rude? So insane? Yea, that’s what they are. Insane. Insane to think I’m going to move to Kentucky!
What’s in Kentucky?
I can’t imagine leaving my two best friends. I always had dreams of going to high school here in New York. Long Island is my home, my life – and my parents want me to leave it all behind? You’ve got to be kidding me.
From now on I’m putting myself out. They want to take away my life? Now I’m going to take away their sweet, innocent daughter.
I’ll wear hats, shades, scarves, hoods… no ones’ going to see me in Kentucky! They want to change where I’m living? I’m going to change who I am.
I’m not ready for Kentucky. I want to stay here, in New York, forever. Kentucky is definitely not ready for me.
This was a monologue written as a scene for the stage by Jasmine, a 13-year-old, 7th-grader. The prompt was internal conflict, something many writers struggle with. However, Jasmine met the challenge with great success.