Mrs. P Be-A-Famous-Writer Contest ended on October 15th and had entries from over 15 states this year. I had a chance to speak to Mrs. P about the contest this year.
“We had an equal amount of entries for both categories this year, and a good mix of boys and girls. Usually we have more entries in the older age group, but we had several classrooms in the younger age category enter which was great to see. We did have entries from States we haven’t had before like Maine and PA. Technology has helped make entertainment for children immersing and visually spectacular. All the kid has to do, really, is sit there and be entertained. One of the reasons Mrs. P started the contest was to offer an option that requires the child to use her or his own imagination and creativity. We’d hate for that to become a lost art.”
“On a more selfish level, Mrs. P started the contest because she loves to read stories written by kids. They can be so funny and surprising and beautiful. So the next month will be very exciting.”
The finalist for the contest will be announced around December 15th and the grand prize winners announced January 15, 2013. So if you entered the contest good luck to you mates!
And we are excited to announce the winner of the 25 Book Giveaway that my company, Polka Dots Publishing, sponsored. The winner will have their choice between books Penelope the Purple Pirate, Gerry the Giraffe or Clarence and the Traveling Circus. We wanted to support the contest in this way because it offers a chance for the winner to choose which charity he would like to donate the books to as many children in the United States do not have access to children’s books in their home. You can read more about this important issue in an article I wrote for Mom It Forward called Ways to Overcome Illiteracy – One Book at a Time about First Book and the great work they are doing: http://momitforward.com/reading-ways-to-overcome-illiteracy-one-book-at-a-time
Now for some exciting news… and the winner of the 25 Book Giveaway is…
Adithi who entered the contest with Home Perfect Home.