Announces Winners of Fourth-Annual National Writing Contest


Teaching children the love of reading and writing is a life-long gift!  That is one of the reasons I support literacy programs and writing contests geared towards children as the skills taught can be used throughout their life.  The ability to communicate well verbally and with the written word is crucial to our society and children who learn how to write well early on will have a necessary and vital life-skill they can use into adulthood. The Mrs. P Be-A-Famous Writer Contest helps children develop these creative skills and we are so happy to be working with Mrs. P and supporting their writing contest. Mrs. P held their fourth-annual writing contest this past fall and had over 500 entries from over 20 states.      The winners for this year’s contest were selected by a panel of celebrity judges:  Academy Award-winning actress and reading advocate Julia Roberts; Melina Gerosa … [Read more...]

Mrs.P and Polka Dots Publishing 25 Book Giveaway Winner


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 … [Read more...]