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Modern Day Basketball Tales Contest

Roopster Roux’s, “Modern Day Basketball Tales” Contest Overview

The Writing Contest will encourage promising young sportswriters, authors, and basketball fans to step onto the writing court through a theme writing contest.

The contest will kick off with a press event during the 2006, NBA All Star Game in Houston Texas. Winning entries will be published in a hardcover storybook. Twelve winners will be selected. The goal of the contest is to encourage children to write and read more by giving them an opportunity to become published authors. A portion from the sale of the books will benefit a selected non -profit foundation.

The writing contest is open to all students in Grades 1 through 8.

The Writing Contest will promote the Basketball Family and education. The contest consists of students taking a classic fairy tale and writing it with a Basketball twist or writing an original story with a basketball theme. Stories may be written in rhyme or prose. All stories must be 200 words or fewer. There will be [12] winners in all, with winners from each of the 2 categories.


Grades 1-5 (Elementary)

Grades 6-8 (Junior High)

Entries will be accepted beginning March 6, 2006 through June 6, 2006. You may mail your entries to; Roopster Roux’s, “Modern Day Basketball Tales”, Contest. 5318 Weslayan, # 154, Houston, Texas 77005 or e-mail to