Summer Book Contest 2018

Attention Detectives and Creative Writers!

My IlluStory Kit

It's time to solve the mystery of the 4th Annual Summer Book Contest! This year, young writers and illustrators have the opportunity to write an original mysterious tale using this kit from Lulu Jr. Plan a mystery with characters, conflict, clues, and a conclusion. Our theme this year is: MYSTERY. We will be sharing some classic and modern mystery books this spring to get you motivated, but your story must be an original!

The kit includes story pages and complete instructions, but you also need to follow our contest rules shown below. We have 500 kits available for $14.99 with free shipping. For free shipping, leave a note in the comment box when ordering online. Once those are sold, you can still enter the contest by purchasing item 000283 (regular ship rates apply.) When your story is complete, email us to enter the contest and mail off your story pages to the publisher. It takes 2-3 weeks to receive your hardcover book in the mail.

We will choose a winner and runner-up in 3 age groups: 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18 year olds. Entries will be judged based on the criteria found on the rubric (see Rules). First place winners receive $250 and runners-up get $100 cash. One overall winner will be chosen to have their book printed and published by Rainbow Resource Center. Every contestant who enters will receive a $5 Dairy Queen gift card in the mail. Deadline to enter is August 31, 2018. Winners will be announced November 1, 2018.

Please take the time to read our page of contest details and the judging criteria carefully. Contest limited to U.S. residents only.


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