December 2019 / January 2020


February 15, 2020

Pirate Contest

Imagine you’re Barry. Write five short journal entries describing your search for treasure. Be sure to include descriptive details and at least five events, in the order they happened.


A copy of DKfindout! Pirates

What's Your Big Goal?

Tell us, and you might end up in a future issue! Send a well-organized paragraph to “My True Story Contest.”


Tell us your big goal and you might end up in a future issue!

October/November 2019


December 16, 2019

Fire Contest

Write a one-page letter to one of the people in the article, telling them what you learned about the Paradise fire and sharing your own message of hope.


A signed copy of I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871, by Lauren Tarshis.

One of a KIND

In a one-page essay, describe a time when you felt different from everyone or were an especially good friend to someone who needed one. Include details about the situation, the people involved, and how you felt.


Five winners will each receive a set of books by beloved author Gordon Korman, including Restart and Slacker. Winners will also be featured on our website! 

View Contest Kit for tips to help your entry stand out!

What Would You Ask John?

Imagine you could talk to John about his experience. What else do you want to know?