Taradiddle Young Writer Contests

Taradiddle is a youth writing program, created by the non-profit organization, Guardian Whiskers Inc, in Madison, Wisconsin. Taradiddle contests [link to website] inspire youth ages 9-18 to write with fun animal-themed story prompts. Experience the thrill of creative writing.

Taradiddle Mission

Taradiddle utilizes the magic of the human-animal bond to improve youth literacy and writing skills on an exciting, supportive platform. Learn to love writing with the support of this encouraging animal-positive organization.

How Taradiddle Writing 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, start dates, deadlines and prize information is sent by email, so be sure to subscribe.

Sign up!

Be the first to know about Taradiddle youth writing contests. Signup takes seconds. 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. Subscribe to receive contest details and instructions. No cost to enter.

Frequent Questions

For more information about Taradiddle, visit Taradiddle.org, and take a look at our common questions list.

Contest Categories

Category 1: Taradiddle Middle School Young Writer Contest

Guardians may enter 9 to 13-year-olds into the contest. These participants are entered into Category 1 judging. Guardians assist Category 1 entrants receive contest information and help explain the program and rules for entrants. They also electronically submit participant stories on behalf of the child. 

Category 2: Taradiddle High School Young Writer Contest

14-18-year-olds enter the contests themselves and are judged as Category 2 participants. Category 2 participants will review the rules and enter electronically on their own. 

Program Support

Special thanks to the Francie Luke Silverman Foundation for their support of Guardian Whiskers Inc. and their community literacy efforts for children in our community.