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Writer's Brick Contest

Monday, April 2, 2018

Writer's Brick Contest

What is Writer's Brick?
Do you want to motivate kids to be excited about writing? Writer's brick gives you a piece of a short story and rewards students for completing the the story. Each month you can build on a writing prompt published by Fun with Jay and Harm.  The writing prompt may include a small piece of the story, describe key characters, or list other criteria that your story must include.

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The best way to be notified when a new competition opens is to follow us on social media.  We are most active on YouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.  Your fully assembled story must be received before the deadline to be considered in the competition.

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May 1, 2018. I was on the open ocean searching the seven seas for treasure and new mateys. A storm came up suddenly which tore my ship in two and threw me into the sea. Naturally my wooden leg kept me afloat until I reached an island. As parts of my ship came floating ashore I wasted no time in exploring the island and realized that I was stranded on this small island. If I was going to live here I would need shelter so I set to work building what I could from the pieces of ship that washed ashore. I finished my shelter just as night fell and was asleep in no time.
May 2, 2018 I awoke and to my surprise there on the beach I found _____________________________.
You finish the story. What did Pirate Bob Eyeball find? How did he use it?
Try writing your story in first person. (Optional for younger participants).

There are multiple ways you can win prizes by participating in this competition.
  1. Animation: At least two winning stories will be animated and posted on YouTube.  For May 2018 we will select our favorite story(s) to animate. (Available to All Ages, Worldwide.)
  2. Student Participant Drawing: Participants in the contest who reside in the USA and are enrolled in grades K-8th grade will be entered into a random drawing to win a prize. Contestants receive 5 bonus entries in the drawing if a parent posts their story on social media and tags one of the Fun with Jay And Harm social media accounts listed above. The May 2018 random drawing prize options are:
    • A Fingerlings Monkey
    • OR, four rolls of lego-compatible tape.
Contestants must have a parent's permission to participate or must submit stories through their teacher.  Prizes that require shipping are only available to residents of the United States.   Official rules are posted here.

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  • Anyone is welcome to participate.
  • All submissions must use age appropriate grammar and spelling.
  • The story length should also be an age appropriate length using a minimum of 20 words and a maximum of 400 words.
  • Your story must not include death, profanity, or other content inappropriate for a young audience.
  • Students must have the permission of a parent or teacher before submission.

K-8 Student Entries: To enter, send the completed story to Fun with Jay and Harm.  The entry may be written on the optional worksheet or may be typed in a message.  Submissions should be made using one of these methods:

Participants older than 8th grade: Your entry must be typed into the entry form. Please click the "Enter Now" green button above.

If you'd like to see Writer's Brick stay around then it will need to grow. Please share this contest with others. You could share this page on Social Media, on a bulletin board, or in an email. Once you've shared the contest let us know so you can be entered for the Starbucks gift card giveaway. Our email is

Here are some examples of LEGO animation that we have done in the past. Your story could be animated if you win this monthly competition.