little tiger press young writer and illustrators awards + come ask me questions on formspring

So I recently got a really cool email about a national (United Kingdom) competition for young writers hosted by Little Tiger Press. I don't know if I've said this on in which a girl reads before, but I'm really passionate about literacy, and especially about support and contests for budding writers.

The awards are part of a "national campaign to promote literacy and creative thinking amongst kids."

(courtesy of their website:)
  • The Little Tiger Press Young Writer and Illustrator Awards 2010, sponsored by PriceMinister, are designed to encourage reading and creativity in children from an early age. This national competition aims to promote a life-long love of reading, writing and illustrating.
  • We’re looking for budding writers and illustrators, aged between 5 and 11, to take part in the very first Little Tiger Press Young Writer & Illustrator Awards.

  • Up to £800 in PriceMinister vouchers for the winning school or organisation.
  • Up to £75 in PriceMinister vouchers for the individual winning entries.
  • A chance for pupils to meet the authors and illustrators at a special prize-giving and to join them in a free workshop.
  • Plus the winners of each award will have their work professionally designed and framed.

MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE: http://www.childrens-books-award.co.uk/

I hope you know of someone that will be able to participate :)

I set up a formspring! Yeah, that's right. I couldn't resist any longer.

CLICKY if you want to ask me questions. About blogging, books, reading, writing, etc.



Anonymously, even. *gasp*

Get your creative hat on :)

I'm hoping it'll allow for more direct communication (& also a way to procrastinate). Since I know it takes me a while to work up the guts to ask somebody a question over the interwebs. So now, no guts needed! And this formspring thing will be especially nice since I'm awful with checking my email, tehe.