The only thing more fascinating
than the things we sell...
are the stories you write about them.
With shows like American Pickers and Pawn Stars proving that the hunt for rare and special objects appeals to every generation, kids of all ages are encouraged to enter the “Biography of an Object Writing Contest!”
The concept is simple. Choose from one of the following:
~ a Chippendale tall case clock
~ a cast iron Owl form shooting gallery target
~ a gold filled bracelet with miniature paintings
~ an Asian carved ivory skull
~ a miniature painted blanket chest attributed to western Virginia
~ a portrait of a young girl by Martha Walter
~ a Grizzly bear taxidermy mount
or go online to prices4antiques.com, go to the subscribe page and register using the Special Offer Code “contest30day” for a free, 30-day trial* and search for something that suits your fancy! Once you have found the perfect subject, the fun begins: study the object so that you have a basic framework of facts for your story – but, use your imagination to create a unique and exciting biography for your historic object or work of art!
Entries will be accepted in three divisions:
“Child” (12 and under)
“Adult” (20 and over).
The first prize in each division is valued at over $1,000 and includes a Nook Color e-reader, Barnes & Noble gift card and subscriptions to all of the websites, newspapers and catalogs produced by our sponsors! Winning entries may be published in sponsor publications. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each division.
June 3rd start date
Entries may be submitted through
Winners announced by November 1 (We apologize for the delay).
For more information about the contest guidelines, prizes and registration, call 740.362.4771 or
Registration Form - Printable pdf
Registration Form - Online
Get inspired by the 2012 Winning Stories!