Young Writer Contests

Young Writer Contests

Taradiddle is a youth writing program, created by the non-profit organization, Guardian Whiskers Inc, in Madison, Wisconsin. Taradiddle contests inspire youth ages 18 and younger to write with fun animal-themed story prompts. Experience the thrill of creative writing.

2022 Writing Contest Dates

Monday, April 4, 2022

Sign up by Thursday, March 31, 2022

Monday, Sept. 19, 2022

Sign up by Thursday, September 15, 2022


1st Place: $150 / 2nd Place: $100 / 3rd Place: $50

Top three winners featured as published authors on

How Contests Work

Write original stories inspired by Taradiddle animal-themed writing contest prompts. Enter for a chance to win prizes and become a published young author! Contest and prize information is sent by email.

Enter under your age category to receive contest information by email.

Taradiddle Writing Contests

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If you’re 13 or older, you can sign up on your own with your email. If you’re under 13 your parent/guardian can enter you with their email.

Participants or participant Guardians will be notified when new Taradiddle contests start and receive contest rules, start dates, prize information and deadlines by email.