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Current Contest

  • Fire Creature

    When you look into a fire, the flames dance and jump almost as if they were alive. This mysterious quality of fire has inspired many storytellers to make up imaginary beasts and gods that live in fire, control fire, or are even made of fire. For this month’s contest, invent your own mythical fire god or creature, and draw us a picture.

    Contest Rules:
    1. Your contest entry must be your very own work. Ideas and words should not be copied.
    2. Be sure to include your name, age, and full address on your entry.
    3. Only one entry per person, please.
    4. If you want your work returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
    5. Your entry must be signed or emailed by a parent or legal guardian, saying it’s your own work and that no one helped you. For information on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, you or an adult can visit the Policy page at
    6. Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. We will publish the winning entries in an upcoming issue of Ask.
    7. Email scanned artwork (PDF, jpeg, or other standard file type) to, or mail to: Ask Contest, 70 East Lake St., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601. No faxes, please.

    Send your pictures to:


    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354