Bighelp North Carolina Regional Contests 2018

Bighelp Story Writing Contest

BighelpEssay and Story Writing contest is being organized in collaboration with MishBook. Essay and Story Writing contest is open to all children from 1st grade to 10th grade.

Participants can opt to contest for higher level than their eligibility level defined below. However, higher grade children can't pick lower level.

Levels: Below are the levels for the Essay Writing contest

• Level 1: Grade 1 & 2

• Level 2: Grade 3, 4 & 5

Levels: Below are the levels for the Story Writing contest

• Level 1: Grade 6,7

• Level 2: Grade 8,9 & 10

Contest Format:

Context or theme will be given to the participants at the start of the contest on the day of the test.

Participants will have 60 minutes to write an essay.

Participant will be given 60 minutes to write a story.

Bighelp will provide filler rules paper to all participants to write story.

Judging Criteria: Judging will be done by professional writers and independent judges using following criteria:

Ability to write interesting plots in the story

Ability to write the essay based on the topic provided.

Message in the story


On the day of the contest:

Arrive 15 min before the start of your assigned time-slot.

Only one attempt at only one assigned location is allowed by any participant.

No online search / hand notes / reference material allowed during the contest.

Bring your own pen or pencil. Blank paper will be provided by Bighelp at contest location.

Bring your own water bottle. We recommend you to bring some food/snacks to the venue, but you should be eating them outside of the contest room. No food is allowed inside the contest room other than your own water bottle.

Additional info:

Do not write your name or initial on any part of the story. For fair judgment, contest organizers will assign a reference number for each participant which refers to participant's name and will be used as the reference number.

No food/drinks (except a water bottle) are allowed in competition meeting room.

No new entries are accepted on the contest day.

For more information, please contact us at with subject - Bighelp Story Writing contest.


The judge's decision is final and correspondence cannot be entertained with regard to the final results. BigHelp reserves the right to substitute prizes, or to reduce or eliminate prizes for any level if the story does not meet the minimum quality requirements.

Special Needs Category: There will be a special needs category if a participant has special needs. Please mention at the registration desk if their participation should be considered under special needs category.

Your story may be published in website or used in any part of advertisement material.