12th annual Writing Contest

dog shouting on the phone


Instead of barking, purring or tweeting, what if animals could talk? If your household pets could speak, what kind of conversation would they strike up?

Now is the chance for your child to tell us what your pet would say if given the chance.

Lexington Family Magazine wants to read children’s stories as part of our 12th annual Writing Contest. This year’s prompt is “If My Pet Could Talk …”

Entries are accepted in three categories with word limits for each age group: Grades K-1, 100 words or less; Grades 2-3, 150 words or less; Grades 4-5, 200 words or less.

On each entry, please make sure children include their name, gender, teacher’s name, school and grade.

We will select a boy and girl winner from each age group, plus honorable mentions. Grand Prizes include Lea, the 2016 American Girl Doll of the Year, model horse sets from Breyerfest, Red River Gorge Zipline tickets, and a prize pack from the YMCA of Central Kentucky.

The contest is open to children in public, private or home schools. The school with the highest percentage of participation will be given a $250 cash prize by our sponsor, Midway University.

(The prize is open to schools with enrollment of 50 students or more in grades K-5. Home schools are not eligible. In case of a tie a winner will be chosen at random.)


E-mail entries can be sent to


or mailed by Monday, March 28 to:

 Lexington Family Magazine

138 E. Reynolds Rd. #201,

Lexington, KY 40517.

Info: www.LexingtonFamily.com

or call 223-1765.