#50PreciousWordsforKids is OPEN!

Please email all stories to me: viviankirkfield@gmail.com

WELCOME EVERYONE! This is Children’s Book Week and it’s time for the #50PreciousWordsforKids International Writing Challenge.

We all have a story to tell and all children are welcome to participate! A parent or teacher can write them down as long as the words come from the child. Entries need to be emailed to me: viviankirkfield@gmail.com. Please make sure the child’s first name, first initial of the last name, age, grade, and city/state/country are on the submission along with the title.

There are many ways to tell a story. If your child loves to illustrate, please take a picture of the illustration and email it to me as a jpeg and I will try to include any and all of the illustrations that come in.

Every child will receive a Certificate of Participation that can be downloaded, printed out, and personalized. And all of the stories will be included in my Mother’s Day blog post on May 9th.

I can’t wait to read all of those precious words!

#50PreciousWords 2021: And the Winners are…

Welcome all! It’s been a busy month, for sure!
Writers writing!
Judges reading!
And an entire kid-lit community supporting with encouraging comments.
To me, the thread of almost 11,000 positive comments is probably what I love most about the contest. Well…perhaps the 770 fabulous stories and the courage of their authors are what I love the most. And honestly, I’m pretty fond of my five assistant judges who read all of the stories and commented on them. It was only when the sheer number of comments broke the Linky List that I instructed them not to comment, but to concentrate on reading because the blog was taking so long to load after each comment.

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