“My Indoor Adventures” Short Story Contest for K-5

Partnering with Bindlestiff Books, A Book A Day program is excited to announce a friendly competition for young and aspiring authors and illustrators in the West Philadelphia community! We invite Kindergarten through 5th-grade students to write and illustrate a story about how they are spending their days at home. There will be a diverse group of judges from the community who will determine the top 3 submissions. With permission, winners will be featured on our website and Instagram!

The deadline for final submissions is May 27, 2020.

Competition and submission details:

May 27 – Submit stories by emailing us pictures of the storybook. (abookadayprogram@gmail.com)

Applicants can write and/or illustrate a short story or a comic of what they have been doing while being home.

  • Wordless books will be accepted. There are no limitations on page numbers. Stories can be written in different languages with translations.
  • We accept stories written in different languages, as long as translations can be provided.
  • Subject line should read: My Indoor Adventures_[name of student]
  • In the email, please include: Student’s name, student’s grade (K-5), title of the story & best way to contact you.
    (*All personal information will be protected. To ensure fairness, judges will not have access to personal information except for the grade of the applicant.)
  • Attach images of the storybook. Upload each page as clearly as possible.

June 14th (Children’s Day) – Winners will be announced and prizes will be arranged for pick up.

1st place – 3 brand new books & gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $125
2nd place – 3 brand new books & gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $75
3rd place – 3 brand new books & gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $50

(*Due to current circumstances, prize distribution method will be determined in June. Pick-up and online orders with Bindlestiff Books will be available.)

Email us at abookadayprogram@gmail.com  
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