KidPub, a web site devoted to writing by children, has announced details of its Winter 2009 writing contest. The quarterly challenge gives kids aged 8 to 14 a chance to hone their writing skills as they compete for prizes with hundreds of young authors.
The topic of this quarter’s contest is A Letter To My 30-Year-Old Self. The only guidance offered is the setting: "You have found a magical time capsule that will appear in your pocket on the day that you turn 30 years old. The capsule is only large enough for a few pieces of paper folded tightly. It is your chance to communicate with your future self! What do you want to tell yourself when you are 30?"
Three winners will receive Amazon.com gift certificates, and the top prize includes a publishing package from KidPub Press that allows the winner to have their own book published and promoted. Winning entries are also featured on kidpub.com. Official rules and an entry form may be found at www.kidpub.com. The entry deadline is March 6th, 2009, and winners will be announced on March 16th, 2009.
Topics from previous contests include: My First Day as King or Queen, One Day In the Life Of a Bug, and My Summer Vacation On the Moon. The challenges are designed to give the kids a way to put their imagination into words and to have fun writing.
KidPub is devoted to promoting literacy in children by giving them a fun, safe, supportive place to express their creativity.
Source: KidPub, www.kidpub.com