SCBWI has been a great source of inspiration to me over the last several years. I feel blessed to live in a region that is so rich with talent. At the conferences, I’ve been able to connect with authors, illustrators, editors, agents, and other industry professionals. The support that I’ve received has been priceless to me as a writer and as a person.
It is with great respect that I encourage you to support the writers and illustrators in our region by voting for your favorite book in the Crystal Kite Awards. The Crystal Kite Award is one of the only peer nominated book awards that recognizes the exceptional books from all the SCBWI divisions around the world.
Chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, the award is given each year. The most exciting thing is that each one of you can play a vital part. Every member of SCBWI can cast a vote. That’s right-I mean you. First round voting continues until April 14th. So, vote for your favorite book from this year’s nominated authors. As Sue Peters posted on our member Facebook page, our regional nominees are:
Vonnie Winslow Crist
Shawn K. Stout
WOOHOO!- Major congratulations to our regional members.
If you are reading this blog post, I’m assuming you are an SCBWI member, so go ahead and cast a vote. Voting is simple — just log in to your SCBWI account and click on the awards tab. Scroll down until you see the, “Crystal Kite” tab and click on it. A list of nominated titles with cover pictures will then be available and you can choose your favorite from the list. www.scbwi.org/crystalkite
I would like to take another second to express my gratitude for everything that SCBWI does to support and recognize the writers and illustrators of the world. I can’t (and don’t even want to) imagine a world where beautiful books don’t exist. I wish each of the nominees the very best of luck. You are all rock stars:)
Happy creating everyone.