How Writing Competitions Help Children Grow

Writing competitions are important in helping your child grow and develop not only emotionally, but also mentally. Known to create a safe and healthy environment for children to channel their creative ideas, their energy and develop better writing skills.

Here’s why writing competitions are so important for children.

Competitions Discipline Children

Writing competitions encourage discipline in children. To win a prize, they must submit a finished story by the deadline, and the best story wins. This means that children will not only write their story, but they’ll also put a lot of effort into it. It’ll teach them the importance of writing first drafts, checking, editing, and rechecking. Creative writing competitions also require the creation of dramatic plots, characters, and settings. Coming up with original ideas requires a lot of effort, encouraging discipline and self-restraint. Discipline and perseverance is an important skill to develop for future success in academic and other fields of life. Learning self-restraint also allows children to choose and stick with the tasks at hand, giving them the power to overcome demotivation, laziness, and procrastination.

Competitions Encourage Writing

Writing is good for the soul. Writing teaches children to observe their surroundings, making them more and improving their discernment skills. Writing allows children to flex their creative muscles, coming up with solutions and being able to organize their thoughts in a cohesive manner. Children who have a healthy channel through which they can express their feelings are more emotionally intelligent, empathetic, and have fewer behavioral problems.

It Builds Confidence

Writing competitions help increase your child’s confidence by providing them an outlet to channel their hard work into. These competitions create a safe and supportive environment for your child to channel their feelings and express themselves. They also encourage their problem-solving, creative thinking, and analysis skills. With improved confidence, your kids will be able to enjoy not only a better relationship with themselves but also with those around them. Children who have more confidence find it easier to make new friends are happier, and even perform better in academics.

It Challenges Them

Writing competitions are competitions after all. Children benefit from trying out new activities and participating in things that are able to challenge them. This teaches them the spirit of good sportsmanship, shows them the importance of putting in the effort, allowing them to grow and develop emotionally.

Are you looking for a good writing competition to encourage discipline and help your child develop a positive attitude? curaFUN’s Shining Moments Writing Contest is a great competition to enroll your child in to help build up their confidence!

At curaFUN, we also have immersive programs that help in developing the emotional and social skills of children. Our programs not only boost confidence and social development but also problem-solving skills and can help manage behavioral problems for children with ADHD. Our immersive games can also help in managing worry and anxiety for kids, making them more confident and happier.

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Multilingual Creative Writing Contest For Children Launched

curaFUN, a nonprofit promoting inner strengths and multilingualism in children of Asian communities, has launched a creative writing contest featuring inspirational stories for the youth.

curaFUN, a US and Taiwan based nonprofit dedicated to the emotional and mental development of children in Asian communities, has launched a multilingual inspirational writing contest for youths ages 6 to 18.

More information can be found at https://www.curafun.com

Dubbed “Shining Moments”, the writing contest aims to provide kids with a positive and inspiring environment amid the challenges they have been experiencing over the past year.

Participants are asked to share stories of moments, whether their own or someone else’s, when inner strength triumphed. curaFUN hopes the stories will inspire other kids to act with the inner strengths of cooperation, self-discipline, communication, resilience, empathy, and multilingualism.

The entries may be written in any language. However, an English translation, whether done manually or through a translation app, has to accompany any entry written in a different language.

Contestants get the chance to win a cash price of $100 USD, which can be redeemed via a Visa gift card, or a gift card from a popular merchant.

Entries may be posted at the Shining Moments page https://www.curafun.com/shining-moments and may be “liked” and commented on. The story with the most number of likes by 1:00 pm PST on April 15, 2021 will be the winner. A leaderboard will be posted on the Shining Moments website starting in March.

According to a spokesperson for curaFUN, “The past year has challenged most families more than anyone could have imagined. We’ve also witnessed that words are powerful, in both positive and negative ways, and we can decide how we use that power.”

Individuals over 18 years, as well as those who prefer not to join the contest, may also share their own stories on the Shining Moments page to contribute to curaFUN’s message of positivity and to encourage the development of inner strengths in everyone, particularly the youth.

curaFUN offers evidence-based programs aimed at building inner strengths and developing multilingualism, particularly English and Mandarin Chinese, in youths of Asian communities around the world. The nonprofit’s founders believe success in life can only be attained by a good balance of EQ (Emotional Quotient) and IQ. The programs are available on subscription basis in English and Mandarin.

Interested parties can learn more from the website given above.