This is a very late post, considering this twitter competition was back in June 2022, but I’ve been meaning to add it to my blog because my entry actually won first prize, so here it is!
Autumn is well and truly here, and I’ve entered Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis’ fun kidlit writing contest #FallWritingFrenzy again. This time, unusually for me, I’ve abandoned my picture book proclivity and have gone for an older, scarier, spooky vibe instead!
Here’s my #50PreciousWords entry – I didn’t enter last year, so it’s nice to be back! This competition is such fun – I love the challenge of having to pare something down to only 50 words. Thank you to Vivian Kirkfield for organising it!
Spring has arrived, and it’s the third year of Ciara O’Neal and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez’ #SpringFlingKidlit writing contest! The aim is to find or create a Spring-themed gif, then write a children’s story about it in 150 words or less. Having recently entered Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious words competition, having 150 words to play with felt like a bit of a luxury!
It’s Valentine’s Day, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s fun Valentiny Writing Contest again! This year the task was to write a Valentine story appropriate for children (aged 12 and under), maximum 214 words, in which someone feels BRAVE!
My entry for the 10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest
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Wraptious run their competition twice a year as a way of finding new artists for their home- and giftware ranges (see my previous post about Wraptious for more details about them). They’ve just extended the deadline for the current competition until 8th December and it’s very easy to enter (see https://www.wraptious.com/pages/competition-instructions). Once you’ve uploaded your designs (up to five) they can instantly be ordered as square prints or vegan-suede cushions. This is obviously perfect timing for Christmas gifts, so I’ve ordered one of my cushion covers as a present for my mum… (it’s OK, she doesn’t ‘do’ the internet so…
I’ve recently come across another competition for illustrators, to add to the ones I mentioned in my last post. This one is run by the gift company Wraptious, and it’s fun to enter because not only do you get to see what your artwork would look like as a vegan-suede cushion, print or canvas, you and others can also buy these items, which are made to order for a limited time.