About the contest

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  • Who Can Enter: Kids 7–12
  • How to Enter: Describe a record YOU would like to set or break in the next 20 years by creating a song, poem, short essay, rap, poster, or video (100 words maximum).

    Guess what? You can submit more than one entry. Increase your odds of winning by submitting two or more entries!

  • Parents and Teachers:
    Help Kids Enter!
    • STEP 1: Sign up for a contest account as a teacher/parent.
    • STEP 2: Create usernames and passwords for kids and register them.
    • STEP 3: Share the usernames/passwords with kids and ask them to log in and enter the contest!

    You'll be able to monitor your kids’ entries from your account and remind them to submit their entries.

  • Competition Period:

    Competition begins on September 1, 2015 at 12:00 Noon (ET); (ET) and ends on December 1, 2015 at 11:59:59pm (ET). The Competition computer is the official timekeeping device for the Competition. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2015.

    Click here for the complete official rules.

  • 10 Semifinalists Will each receive a copy of the new GWR 2016 book.
  • Grand Prize Winner
    will receive a $750
    check AND be featured in the 2017 GWR book!
  • The grand prize winner's school will receive a $250 check for classroom supplies.