Apr 102013

rue Love for Me Essay ContestWe are celebrating the release of  our latest book, True Love for Me?with our very first, annual True Love for Me? Essay Contest.

  • Children ages 7 through 10 can enter by writing 3-5 paragraphs on the topics outlined below.
  • First prize wins $50 in merchandise.
  • Deadline to enter is April 30th, 2013, so grab your pencil!
  • Entry is free.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a submission form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Essays should be handwritten, in English. (Can be scanned and emailed.)

Download and print submission requirements and necessary information here.

Purpose of Essay Contest

April is National Child Abuse Awareness month and the timing of this release is perfect. So many children are hurting and this book with fun rhyme and colorful illustration teaches,  “There is true love for every child, everywhere.? It also teaches children they can help each other.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reveals alarming statistics in their reporting system. For example, “In 2010, U.S.state and local child protective services (CPS) received an estimated 3.3 million reports of children (43.8 per 1,000) being abused or neglected.? It is heartbreaking to say the least.

We may not be able to stop the abuse ourselves. But we can help mend broken hearts and end cycles of abuse as a community. Children can play a major role in that effort.

Essay Contest Topics

With that in mind, The True Love for Me? Essay Contest is designed to encourage children to notice good family values, friendship and love expressed in the home or classroom.  Once they’ve written about it, they can share it with others.

Participants must submit three to five paragraphs on how they know they are loved by one specific individual. It can be their mom, dad or anyone else who plays an important role in their life.

Note: Parents and teachers are welcome to offer advice in following the submission guidelines, but no assistance in writing please. Submissions will not be returned. Family members of Kids Book Group authors are excluded.  Children must be residents in the US or Canada. Submission must be handwritten, in English.

Here Comes the Judge

Kids Book Group authors will review all submissions. The top three participants will receive a free copy of True Love for Me? and their essays will be published by Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day, 2013 on Kids Book Group website and various social media outlets. The first prize winner will receive  a $25.00 gift certificate from Amazon.com and $25.00 worth of merchandise from Apple Pie Books.

Let’s Get Started

Everybody can make a difference and every author has to start somewhere. Children are encouraged to do both by writing for a good cause in the True Love for Me? Essay Contest.

Denise Mistich

Denise is an author as well as spiritual mentor to many people. She writes from her heart to help little ones find their way in life.