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Current Contest

  • Critter Cake

    You may not know when your pet’s birthday is, but that’s no reason not to have a birthday party! For this month’s contest, design a magnificent birthday cake just for your special friend or favorite wild animal, full of their (not your) very favorite things to eat. Keep the chocolate for yourself, and think, what would Fido really like? Send us a picture of the lucky birthday animal with his or her special treat, and we’ll host a big party for them in an upcoming issue of Ask.

    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, and that Ask has permission to publish it in print an online.
    6. For information on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, see the Privacy Policy page at
    7. Email scanned artwork to, or mail to: Ask Contest, 70 East Lake St., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601. Mailed entries must be postmarked and emailed entried received by August 31, 2015.
    8.  We will publish the winning entries in an upcoming issue of Ask.

    Send your pictures to:


    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354