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Aquarium of the Pacific Magellanic Penguins Children’s Writing Contest

Aquarium of the Pacific Magellanic Penguins

Photo by Hugh Ryono

Do your children love the new Magellanic Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific? Do your children enjoy writing? Then they are going to be thrilled to learn about the Aquarium of the Pacific children’s writing contest. Children from Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties are invited to participate in this educational experience of sharing their stories about the new penguins at the aquarium.

All of the stories are due on October 19th!

All of the story entries must include:

  • a beginning, middle, and end
  • a central event, like a conflict or discovery
  • characters who change or learn a lesson
  • illustrations that help tell the tale
  • Stories must be original pieces, have a penguin theme, and be no longer than 500 words.

Stories must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. PST on October 19, 2013. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Winners will be notified via e-mail by November 1, 2013.

Penguins at Aquarium of the Pacific

Photo courtesy of Robin Riggs

Prizes

GRADES 3 – 5
One winner from this grade category will receive four tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific and a behind-the-scenes encounter with a penguin.

GRADES 6 – 8
One winner from this grade category will receive four tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific and a behind-the-scenes encounter with a penguin.

GRADES 9 – 12
One winner from this grade category will receive four tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific and a behind-the-scenes encounter with a penguin.

GRAND PRIZE
One grand prize winner from the classroom submissions will receive a free field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific for his or her class (up to fifty kids). Admission and busing (standard school bus size, not to exceed $500) will be included for the entire class.

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