Amazing Kids! Kicks Off Annual Short Story Contest, Sponsored By Nintendo, Carnival Cruises And Random House: Grand Prize Nintendo Dsi Xl

Top Quote Amazing Kids! annual short story contest has officially begun. Entries are now being accepted from kids and teens ages 6-17. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 16, 2010 - Seattle, WA - Amazing Kids! ( announced today that short stories are now being accepted for their annual Short Story Contest, 2010. Kids and teens, ages 6-17, may write in a genre of their choosing, within a 1,500 word limit. One winner will be chosen from each of six age categories, and one Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive a Nintendo DSi XL. Deadline is October 30, 2010. More information and contest rules can be found on the Amazing Kids! website (

    The purpose of the annual contest is to celebrate the creative writing talents of today's kids and teens. This year's Short Story Contest celebrates a long tradition at Amazing Kids! for encouraging and fostering kids' creativity through their fun and challenging kids' contests, and their award-winning, kid-created Amazing Kids! Online Magazine which showcases kids' creative writing and artwork from around the world. Joining Amazing Kids! as contest sponsors this year are Carnival Cruise Lines, Nintendo, and Random House Children's Books, who each will contribute prizes for the contest winners. Amazing Kids! Founder/President Alyse Rome notes: "This is the first time in the long history of our annual Short Story Contest that we have had not just one, but three fantastic sponsors! We are delighted to have such well-respected companies like Carnival, Nintendo and Random House joining us as sponsors this year, and we know the thousands of budding young writers who are expected to enter our writing contest again this year will be thrilled about the additional prizes."

    About Amazing Kids!

    Founded in 1998 by Amazing Kids! President Alyse Rome, Amazing Kids! ( is a children's educational non-profit organization and award-winning website dedicated to inspiring excellence in children, while helping them to realize their amazing potential and launch their dreams. A recent recipient of the American Library Association's Top 24 "Great Kids Websites" for 2010, the Amazing Kids! website supports kids' creativity and literacy through hosting ongoing creative contests and publishing the award-winning, kid-created Amazing Kids! Online Magazine. For the past 12 years, Amazing Kids!' Contests,, have become widely-known and respected as one of the best online resources for kids contests (and appear in the top 2 listings for "kids contests" in Google rankings). Amazing Kids!' Contests continue to receive the support of a "Who's Who" of highly respected national and international corporations who act as contest sponsors.

    Amazing Kids! founder and president Alyse Rome dreams of a world in which all children's amazing gifts are supported, and their dreams realized. She believes the best way this can be achieved is through collaboration with others, including caring adult mentors, other non-profits and educational institutions, as well as sponsorship and support from well-respected, active corporate citizens and foundations who share Amazing Kids!' long-held commitment to children and their future.

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