Live in AZ? Love baseball? Homeschooled?
My 8yo son, Grant, is finishing copying an essay, one which he wrote with surprising clarity, and with motivation and haste. His reason for writing? To win a slot as a KidKaster, where he would get to go on T.V. for a half-inning and do play-by-play at an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.
Grant is quite a ham, and speaks very well, plus loves baseball; I think he’d be a natural for this.
So, I turned the required essay (max. 100 words) into an English assignment.
My 10yo, Ethan, is an even bigger baseball fan, but has no desire to go on T.V., so he declined.
The contest awards one winner per month, for the next six months. The rules (of which there are an unfortunately great many, written in lawerese) are a little unclear, but it appears that each submission must contain a new essay, if your child enters more than once. Additionally, they are essentially running it as six separate contests, and there are specific dates within one must submit the entry form and essay for each award date.
So. There are a fair number of hoops to jump through, but if Grant wins, it will be worth it.