I'm pleased to help announce the winners and sponsors of the Book Arts Bash ! The Book Arts Bash is a writing contest for homeschoolers. I helped judge the 6th grade entries back in February--they were ALL impressive. Congratulations to each of the kids!
Kindergarten and First Grade WinnerA Big Problem by Brianna T. Runners up: Adventures of Big D and BMC by Emma W. Zoo With A Strange Zookeeper by Vivian L.
Second and Third Grade:
WinnerThe Adventures of Blue Flame the Heroic Giant Squid-Fighting Hero by Sage M. Runners Up: Ruby, A Twisting Tale by Emilie M. Mittens the Cat by Melea von T.
Fourth and Fifth Grade:
Winner: 1 by Nicci M. Runners upOne Girl Revolution by Sadie Z. Blaze by Alexandra S.
WinnerThe Princess by Lena G. Runners up: Becoming Callie by Lena G. Trixie by Lydia A.
Winner: Happy Ending is a Place by Mandy H. Runners up: Violet Fire by Bryn B. Kite by Hannah S.
WinnerHollin by Garrett R. Runners up: Common Animals by Thomas B. Little Angel by Adayla S.
Winner: Why I Missed the Second Set by Rose C. Runners upUntitled by Larissa S. Tales of the Humbats: The Seventh Piece by Raven M.
WinnerChildren of the Stars by Holden M. Runners upShattering Darkness by Vienna H. The Scouser Cap by Emily V.
Winner: Cadence by Scout G. Runners up: Vengeance: 25 cents by Kathleen M. Don't Look Down by Tanya S
Winner: If Pearls Could Sing by Pamela C. Runners up: Broken Things by Emily D. Falling Night by Anna W.
Big thank you to our generous sponsors:
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What will the next Book Arts Bash bring? More novels? Poetry? Short stories? All we can tell you now is that the deadline for entries will be January 1, 2012. Stay in touch for all the details! In the mean time, please visit our awesome sponsors and join us on Facebook for updates.
Can you help us by republishing the results and sponsor links on your blog, supporting homeschooled writers and this novel-writing contest? Please email us or leave a comment to let us know you can help. We need twenty blogs to participate. Would you donate a post on yours?