Philly Writers

Find Philly’s Superheroes!

In partnership with Bindlestiff Books, the A Book A Day program is excited to announce our second writing contest, open to all K-5 Philadelphia students!

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Although Fall 2020 started off differently than past years, one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s the heroes in our homes, community, and neighborhood. We want to hear about the powers that your heroes possess. Ask them what they’re best at and tell us what you learned. You can submit a written and illustrated entry. We also welcome oral storytelling (your audio recording should be up to 3-minutes long).
Please submit your work by October 30, 2020. Email us at abookadayprogram@gmail.com  
  • Wordless books will be accepted. There are no limitations on page numbers. Stories can be written in different languages (please prove a translation for our committee.)
  • We accept stories written in different languages, as long as translations can be provided.
  • Subject line should read: Find Philly’s Superheroes! _[name of student]
  • In the email, please include: Student’s name, student’s grade (K-5), title of the story & best way to contact you.
    (*All personal information will be protected. To ensure fairness, judges will not have access to personal information except for the grade of the applicant.)
  • Attach images of the storybook. Upload each page as clearly as possible.
  • Recorded stories should be up to 3 minutes long. Please send MP3 files.

 

Prizes:

1st place –  gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $125

2nd place – gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $100

3rd place – gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $75

4th place (5 winners)- gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2020

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

“MY INDOOR ADVENTURES” CONTEST WINNERS

Special thanks to our Senior Assistant Manager, So Jung, for creating this contest and for providing this opportunity to the kids in West Philadelphia.

Peter Crimmins, WHYY:

‘The Vaccinator vs. the Huh-Hater’: Writing contest offers kids’ views of the pandemic

We are happy to announce our winners:
1st place: Freja Laurison, $125 Bindlestiff Books gift card and a selection of picture books
2nd place: Asa Vershbow, $75 Bindlestiff Books gift card and a selection of picture books
3rd place: Adi Iyer, $50 Bindlestiff Books gift card and a selection of picture books
(4th place): Lola Rocha, $30 Bindlestiff Books gift card and a selection of picture books
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV4qbYE8Ucw&feature=emb_logo
We are also thrilled to share that all contestants will receive personalized book gift sets. We chose the titles based on participants’ artwork and writing styles.
Thank you to our wonderful judges who took the time to make careful selections and comment on each and every submission:
Rosa Sung Ji Chang, Kristen Littles, and Sonja Bekken.

Special thanks to author Zetta Elliott for her generous donations of copies of her new book On My Block. This playful book will take the reader on a walk around West Philadelphia – a perfect gift for our contestants.

  • Wordless books will be accepted. There are no limitations on page numbers. Stories can be written in different languages with translations.
  • We accept stories written in different languages, as long as translations can be provided.
  • Subject line should read: My Indoor Adventures_[name of student]
  • In the email, please include: Student’s name, student’s grade (K-5), title of the story & best way to contact you.
    (*All personal information will be protected. To ensure fairness, judges will not have access to personal information except for the grade of the applicant.)
  • Attach images of the storybook. Upload each page as clearly as possible.

July 15 – Winners will be announced and prizes will be arranged for pick up at Bindlestiff Books.FINAL My Indoor Adventures Contest Poster(1)

Prizes: 
1st place – 3 brand new books & gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $125
2nd place – 3 brand new books & gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $75
3rd place – 3 brand new books & gift card to Bindlestiff Books for $50

(*Due to current circumstances, prize distribution method will be determined in June. Pick-up and online orders with Bindlestiff Books will be available.)

 

Questions? 
Email us at abookadayprogram@gmail.com  
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