Posted by: Katie B | September 15, 2010

Ready for Another Contest?

It’s NAESP time!!!

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has launched a contest for aspiring children’s book authors.  First prize of the “National Children’s Book of the Year” contest is an endorsement by the NAESP Foundation and a publishing contract through Charlesbridge Publishing

Yes, you will be published.  Worth a try, right?

According to the website, “Prospective authors may choose to publish a picture book or a chapter book written for children from 3-16 years of age. Five finalists will be announced in each category and two winners will be announced at the 2011 Annual Convention and receive a contract to publish his/her books.  Judging will be based on content, originality, and age-appropriateness of the manuscript.”

You can try to Download the entry form here or go directly to the website.  Mail the entry form by February 15, 2011 and a copy of your manuscript to:

NAESP Foundation
1615 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

There is a charge to submit your manuscript, but this sounds like a great opportunity. 

To give credit where it’s due, I have to admit that I stole this idea off of Kathy Temean’s website.  She does an amazing job of consolidating information on children’s writing and illustrating.  Be sure to put her on your favorites list!

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