Kid Kontributor of the Month

Everything you need to know about our new program for young writers.

Our new program!










Welcome to the Kid Kontributor of the Month!

Earlier this year, a class project in New Jersey, led a 10-year-old fifth grader to send us a feature on his favorite rides at a local theme park. His goal was to get his piece published. His passion for writing not only got his piece published, but it inspired us to give the same opportunity to other young writers as well. Hence, the Kid Kontributor of the Month was born!


What’s the Scoop?

We’re looking for youngsters ages 12 and under to be online writers for our magazine each month! Our next topic is “What do you want to be when you grow up and why?’’ and, we want young writers to tell us, in 500 words or less, what they are looking forward to and why. This could be something new they will learn, an activity they want to be a part of in their community, a vacation with a relative they miss, etc. We want our young writers to get creative! We’ll select a winner who will be our Kid Contributor of the Month! You can read the story that started it all, here.


How Do Kids Enter?

Entries should include the writer’s name, age, school and parent contact number and email address. If desired, Mom or Dad can include a video or photographs of the topic at hand to help bring the story to life.


Entries can be emailed to:


Or mailed to our office at:

   Orlando Magazine, Attn: Kid Kontributor

   801 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 201, Orlando, FL 32803


All entries must be received by February 19, 2019. Editors will select the winner, who will be notified via email.


What Does the Winner Get?

  • Title of Kid Kontributor of the Month
  • Your story published online for 1 year
  • Inclusion of your story in an Orlando Magazine e-blast
  • Orlando Magazine Award


All the Fine Print

Series is open to children ages 12 and under. Parent or legal guardian of winner must sign a consent form before work is published. Only one entry per child, per topic. Entries can be delivered as a Word Doc., PDF, or Pages document. The Kid Kontributor contestant must be the author of his or her own original work.


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