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March 12, 2013

Irish Upon A Star Writing Contest

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Written by: Shari
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The deadline for this contest has passed; article about winners will post soon–or look on Injoy, Inc’s facebook page for winners!

Student Writing Contest for children ages 6-12


I-rish I may

I-rish I write

Have the wish I write tonight!

Do you have a child who likes to write? Can they make up stories or poems? Do they spend their time making little books for you?

Then, encourage them to enter the Irish Upon A Star writing contest!

This is a fun contest for elementary students, with a fun prize package that includes a family pass to the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Missouri, T is for Titanic book and teacher’s guide, and more!

There are no writing rules. In the fun spirit of our Irish friends, this is a fun contest that rewards creative, interesting, and fun writing.

Poems, stories, reports, fairytales, songs — anything Irish might strike our fancy!

Word length depends on the writing. A poem might be only 100 words, and a fairytale might be 800!

Young students can dictate their story to their parents, but the words must be their own creation. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important — but given the choice, we’d rather see creative and fun entries over perfectly punctuated pristine papers!!!

 So, have fun doing some Irish research, then get your jig on, and help them enter the contest by Friday, 3/15/13  here!

You might get some inspiration by visiting the Titanic Museum Attraction’s website.

And here are some students who won a recent writing contest, and will be visiting the Titanic Museum! This might give you some ideas!

And. . . if you like this facebook page, I’ll be posting ideas to take real-life learning about Ireland and all things Irish, and turn it into creative writing for this contest!


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About the Author

Shari Popejoy, wife of twenty-eight years, mother of three, founder of a local co-op for hundreds of homeschool children, author of seven books, and creator of Won Without Words (a blog of encouragement for wives) lives in the quiet country of the Ozarks where she enjoys writing surrounded by nature (and her children, of course). She is currently completing Volume V of the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for 'smart' kids, which features characters with character, and underlying allegorical spiritual truths. She enjoys high places and the road less traveled, and moments when all is well, and peace permeates like a fragrance. . .oh, and chocolate, fresh fruit and veggies, and early morning sunrises. Read her blog at


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  1. Amy

    What a fun idea! My oldest doesn’t meet your age requirements, though =) Thanks for sharing at Trivium Tuesdays!

  2. How fun! I hope some of our viewers take advantage of this with their kiddos! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope you join us again today!

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