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Attention all young writers! Delta Dental is hosting a Spanish writing contest! The “Tooth Be Told” story contest is offering kids age 12 or younger a chance to get published and earn great prizes for winning the dental health-related story contest.

This is a great opportunity for our bilingual kids to practice their Spanish writing skills, have a lot of fun, and maybe even win great prizes. So parents, encourage your niños to pick up a pencil and let their imaginations soar. The stories can be about anything from a singing toothbrush to the tooth fairy, or maybe your kids got a visit from el Ratoncito Peréz instead? As long as they are getting creative and learning about dental health in the process, they’re on the right track.

The top three winners will each get their story published on the MySmileKids website. They will also be awarded a gift basket filled with MySmileKids accessories, Spanish story books, and a $50.00 Amazon gift card.

You can read up on the details at MySmileKids.com, and have some fun checking out the games and interactive tools to help kids learn about dental hygiene.

Delta Dental Kids Writing ContestTo enter the “Tooth Be Told” story contest, participants must:

  • Write an original story in Spanish of 750 words or less that is dental health-related. Examples of eligible stories include but are not limited to: losing a tooth, getting braces, fun ways to take care of your teeth.
  • Be 12 years or younger at the time of participation
  • Be legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia (This contest is void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law)
  • Have obtained parental permission that they are eligible to participate
  • Access the MySmileKids.com website, follow the Submission Guidelines and submit their story, along with their completed entry form to the address below:

MySmileKids “Tooth Be Told” Story Contest

100 First Street, M/S 3/F

    San Francisco, CA 94105

Attn: Web/Graphic Communications

This contest runs through February 28, 2012. The winner will be selected on March 6, 2012. Stories will be judged on creativity, spelling and grammar and staying within the 750-word limit.

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