Can clip art, coloring book characters, or stickers be added to illustrations? Can someone else make my illustrations? No. Your illustrations need to be your own work.
Do I need to bind my story? No. We will accept your story whether it is bound, stapled, or simply paper-clipped.
Will I get my original story back?
If you would like your original story back, when you mail in your story please include the return mailing address you would like the original story sent to.
When will the stories be judged, and how are they judged?
Stories will be judged in April 2023.
Stories are judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling, illustrations, and overall impression. Some things that make a story special include colorful art; a unique story; a story with a good beginning, middle, and end; illustrations that match the story; attention to details; and following the contest rules.