Friday, March 6, 2009

Art and Writing Contest Guidelines!

It's that time of year again: the start of our annual Just for Kids Art and Writing Contests! Here are the guidelines for both contests (you can enter one or both!), and an entry form you can print out and send in with your submission. All entries are due by April 30th. Winners will be announced on May 15th.

Art Contest:
Illustrate a scene from your favorite poem, fairy tale, short story, or book. Please be sure to label your artwork with the title and author of the work you have chosen to illustrate.

Writing Contest:
Write an original short story, poem, or essay. Three pages maximum.

Prize-winning artwork will be on display in Curious George from June through August. Prize-winning writing will be posted on our contest blog.

Submissions will be judged by age group: ages 5 to 7, 8 to 10, and 11 to 13. Gift certificates will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

No purchase necessary. All kids between the ages of 5 and 13 are eligible, except relatives of Curious George employees. Please enter each contest only once. Children submitting multiple entries in either category will be disqualified. Children should enter only their own work.


Peter H. Reynolds said...

I am SO pleased to see Curious George inspiring young people to CREATE! As you know, I am a HUGE fan of your bookshop.... for a few reasons. 1) I lived and worked in Harvard Square from 1983 to 1997. 2) You do a marvelous job selling my books - The Dot, Ish, Judy Moody, Someday and others 3) my mission is to get young and old alike to write, draw, paint - make their mark! and 4) I ALSO own an independent bookshop in Dedham Square, MA called The Blue Bunny. Another animal inspired indie bookshop!

Rachel (a-big-apple) said...

Thanks so much for your comment. We're HUGE fans of yours, too! We'll be posting the winners on the blog as soon as the contest ends, so you can see the fruits of the kids' creative labors! Also, your blog is awesome, we're going to start following it for sure.

Hooray for indies!