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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boredom, Shmoredom

It's supposed to be awful, weatherwise, of course. Tomorrow, I mean, when local students have a midweek day off for Veterans Day but many parents do not. Across the area, parents will schlep offspring to work and beg them to "just sit quietly" while Mom or Dad tries to work. I went to work with my father a few times - I know the drill.


Tomorrow, have supplies on hand and tell them to do this:

Contest Deadline Draws Near for Piedmont Parent’s Young Authors Contest

The Young Authors Contest gives children in grades K-8 the opportunity to write and illustrate an original storybook for a chance to win prizes and have their work featured in the magazine. The contest deadline is Friday, Nov. 13. The contest is perfect for children who love to write, draw or tell stories.

Children in grades K-8 may submit a book within the following guidelines:
  • Hand write and illustrate an original storybook appropriate for a child 4 to 8 years old
  • 20 pages maximum (no computer media accepted)
  • Staple, stitch, bind, clip or insert into a folder
  • Include a title page: Book Title, Author’s Name, Address, Phone, E-mail, Grade and School
  • For complete rules and drop-off locations, visit www.piedmontparent.com/Events/YoungAuthor
All participants and their families are invited to a reception at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, and all young authors will receive a certificate of participation to commemorate their day.

Winners will be featured in the January 2010 issue of Piedmont Parent and are encouraged to give a reading of their work at the reception.

For further information please contact Piedmont Parent magazine at 336-983-4789 or e-mail editor@piedmontparent.com.

Piedmont Parent Magazine
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
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