A Phonemes and Phonics Challenge

The topic for this contest is: phonemes and phonics. A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound that distinguishes one word from another. For example, in the English language, p, b, d, and t in the words pad, pat, bad, and bat. Phonics is a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetic writing system.

Write a children's story that is 100-300 words in length that contains at least two phonemes. No poetry please. The story does not need to rhyme, but it can if the writer chooses to rhyme it. The following story is an example of a contest entry:

Gus and Pug

Gus wore red socks and had a pup named Pug.
After Gus got off the big bus,
He walked home and took off his red socks.
Gus dropped them in the hamper.
Pug sniffed and sniffed, then dug and dug to get Gus's red socks.
Stop Pug! Gus said.
Pug ran and hid the socks, but Gus caught him.
Gus picked up Pug and gave him a hug.
Oh Pug! You silly pup. I know where to find them!
Gus got his red socks from under the bed and dropped them
back in the hamper.
Pug gave Gus another sniff and wagged his tail.
Gus picked up Pug and gave him a hug.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Minimum length 100 words. Maximum Length 300 words.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 10.00 member dollars. There are 13 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 36.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Friday, August 28, 2020.

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    This is a topic based contest. Please consider the topic when reading each entry. Writers are required to write specifically about the topic, and it should be incorporated into the submission. There are requirements for length. Minimum length 100 words. Maximum Length 300 words.

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Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

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