My mother in law has always encouraged me to be creative and do something with my talent. After a few letters she received from me when my children were very young she made a comment that I should one day write a children’s book. I have never considered myself a good writer, in fact I think I would be much better at illustrating one then writing one.
Cheerios wants to give people like myself the chance to do just that, write a children’s book. With their New Author Contest. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a possible publishing deal with Simon & Schuster Children´s Publishing, in addition to having his or her book featured inside Cheerios cereal boxes nationwide.
I myself had planned on entering the contest but due to my blog publications and paid writing assignment for another site I am not qualified. However I strongly encourage you if you have ever had the desire to write a children’s book to enter the contest.
Laurie Isop, of Renton, Wash., won the literary lottery when she was named Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Cheerios New Author Contest. Laurie, a small business owner, mother of two boys, and aspiring author since the age of 12, can now add “published author” to her resume. This spring, Laurie´s book How Do You Hug a Porcupine? will be featured in more than three million specially-marked boxes of Cheerios and will also be available in bookstores nationwide beginning this July.
Cheerios and My Blog Spark is offering one lucky winner a Prize Pack worthy of any young budding author. Included is a large box of Cheerios with Laurie’s book “How Do You Hug a Porcupine?” and “create-your-own” book kit for kids that contains two hard cover books and all the necessary materials to creatively fill the pages inside, including story starter ideas and colored pencils.
All three of my children were excited about the story books. They all definitely got the creativity gene. I managed to convince my boys to share one book and create a story together and Honey got the second one. She even let me video tape her telling you her story.
One lucky winner will receive the Spoonfuls of Stories Cheerios Prize Pack listed above
To enter to win: Please tell me what yours or your child’s favorite children’s story is.
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See Official Rules. Giveaway will end on May 1st at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US Only.
Thank you and Good Luck!
Disclaimer: I received the above product(s) at no cost to me by the Cheerios on behalf of My Blog Spark. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure here.