I really like Cheerios. You know, that little round whole wheat cereal with only 1 gram of sugar per serving that you’ve been eating since before you could talk? Yeah, those. I like them a lot. Mostly because Jesse thinks they’re the best snack ever, but also because they just taste really good with milk.
So I wasn’t about to say no to the Cheerios giveaway offer made to me.
My Blog Spark along with Cheerios offered me a fun create-your-own-books kit, along with one to give away here on my blog, as a way to help kick off Cheerios annual New Author Contest. The winning book from 2009 is adorable and was included in the box of Cheerios that came in my prize pack. Laurie Isop’s book, How Do You Hug a Porcupine?, is the sweet story of loving even the prickliest of friends. And the create-your-own books kit came with two blank hard cover books, colored pencils, and letter stickers. There is so much potential with these. We are going to be creating a story together as a family with our kit. And you can enter to win one of these fun kits yourself below.
But first, listen up, or read up because this might be right up your ally.
Calling all aspiring children’s book authors!!
The 2011 Cheerios® New Author Contest is open for entries!
Cheerios® is looking for the next great children’s book by a never-before-published author. Enter your story in the 2011 Cheerios New Author Contest between March 22 – July 15, 2011. Winners will be announced in March 2012. Judging criteria, contest rules and eligibility information can be found at www.spoonfulsofstoriescontest.com. There is no cost to enter. The contest is part of the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories® program to get great books to kids and nurture a love of reading.
If you have an original story in English or Spanish, written for children who are ages three to eight, you can enter the Cheerios New Author Contest here. There is a grand prize of $5000 and a possible book deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. What a great way to help encourage ambitious authors!
And if you want to win your own box of Cheerios with Laurie Isop’s book inside, as well as a “create-your-own” books 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, well you can do that right here by following the directions below.
It is so easy to enter and there are 4 ways to win! You’re only required to enter using one method below to win, however, if you use all four methods you’ll have a better chance!
US address holders are welcome to enter per the rules below. Pay special attention to the closing date! You can enter 4 times by following the directions here by 5/4/2011. Everybody is welcome to enter – even if I ‘know’ you.
- Leave a comment telling me about your favorite book as a child, or the one you love to read to your own children now.
- Leave a post on your blog or website spreading the news about this giveaway. Make sure to leave a link back here.
- Twitter about this giveaway (see quick Twitter link below this post).
- Subscribe to We Are Culbertson’s RSS feed or follow me.
To receive each entry you have to leave a separate comment for each of the 4 entries.
1 winner will be chosen on or around 5/5/2011.
We will announce it on the blog here. I’ll also email you if you’ve provided your email address. But, I can’t hang onto your winnings forever so make sure you check back!
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