1) Poetic Power
The next poetry contest deadline is April 5th, and the next essay contest deadline is July 19th.
2) The Betty Award
Students 8-12 can earn cash prizes for their writing in this contest. 2011 entries are due by May 16th.
This site offers a monthly writing contest, and offers Amazon gift cards as prizes. You need to sign up to be a member of the site to submit your writing.
4) Stone Soup
This magazine accepts writing from students up to 13 years old. Mail entries to the magazine; the best will be published. Authors who are published will receive $40; illustrators whose work is published will receive $25.
5) KidsCom Write Me Challenge
This site offers a weekly writing challenge, then selects 5 entries from students up to age 11, and 5 entries from students 12 and older, and lets site visitors vote on their favorite stories.