Creative Writing Contest

Have your creating writing featured in Nature Friend Magazine! Families subscribed to the Study Guide edition may participate. All ages are welcome, and family participation is encouraged. Submit your story by September 30, 2021.

Contest Details

The nuts and bolts of the contest: Click here to read the sample story. It is a creatively written story told from an animal’s perspective. It is NOT a “Talking Animal” story, and it is NOT an encyclopedia article. Our goal for this contest is to encourage learning to write creatively – interestingly presenting facts about your chosen subject, seasoned with a pinch of imagination (plus creativity in supporting elements).

Who may participate: Families subscribed to the Study Guide edition. All ages may participate. Stories may be a joint effort. We encourage family participation to make the story the best you can.

Deadline: Send your story to us by September 30, 2021.

Submissions should include: Name(s) of all who contributed to the story (beyond normal editing help), address, and subscriber renewal code. Appreciated by not required are age(s) of child participants, and phone numbers.

Mail to: Creative Writing Contest, Nature Friend, 4253 Woodcock Lane, Dayton, VA 22821.

You may also enter the contest by filling out the form below.

Submit Your Story

Additional contributor names, if applicable
Your subscriber number is above your name on the mailing label on your magazine, or on your email receipt. (We recognize foreign address mailing labels sometimes do not show the subscriber number. Use email link.)
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.
Allowed file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf


Feb 01 2021 - Sep 30 2021