B.E.S.T. Awards

B.E.S.T Awards
A writing contest for all 4th grade students in Detroit Public Schools and DPS Authorized Charter Schools.
2020 Theme: “MY FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER… AND WHY”

  • Entry: One page, handwritten essay, on 8 x 11 paper
  • Deadline: Postmarked by March 17, 2020
  • Mail to: Bookstock c/o 29699 Southfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076
  • Winners will be selected by a committee of Bookstock volunteers
  • Awards: 5 finalists and 10 honorable mentions will be notified in early April, 2020. All finalist should be present to win.
  • The winning entry will receive: $750 – school; $500 – teacher; $150 – student
  • 4 runners-up will each receive: $500 – school; $200 – teacher; $75 – student
  • 10 honorable mentions will each receive: $100 – school; $50 – teacher; $25 – student
  • Awards will be presented by a WDIV-Channel 4 personality at Laurel Park Place in Livonia on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 between 5–6 pm
  • Completed entry form and media release must be attached to the back of each entry
  • Questions: Call 248-645-7840 ext.365

Contest Materials:

To accompany each student’s entry:

2019 B.E.S.T. Awards Videos
B.E.S.T. Awards Presentation, WDIV-TV, April 9, 2019
Interview with B.E.S.T. Award Winner, WDIV-TV, April 9, 2019

2017 B.E.S.T. Winner

2018 B.E.S.T. Winner

2017 Presenting Sponsor Michael Morse and Ben Bailey of WDIV

2018 Presenting Sponsor Michael Morse

B.E.S.T. Award Finalists

2018 B.E.S.T. Award Finalists

B.E.S.T. Award Ceremony

Alycia Meriweather and Neal Rubin