I received the below information from my lovely publisher, Paul Collins of Ford Street Publishing. It's a fan fiction/art competition for the under 15s and should be well worth entering. Unfortunately, I received this as a Word document, so couldn't reproduce the pictures of the prizes. Paul says he will send me the JPEG versions, and meanwhile here are the details. You'll have to trust me, the prizes look gorgeous! Pity I'm too old to enter.
The Warlock's Child
To celebrate the first three books of The Warlock’s Child being released, Ford Street Publishing is running a competition for readers fifteen years and younger.
ARTWORK: The best colour illustration of a dragon from any of the first three books in the series (The Burning Sea, Dragonfall Mountain and The Iron Claw).
STORY: The best story of 500 words or less featuring any two characters from the first three books in the series.
Judges will include Marc McBride (cover illustrator for The Warlock’s Child and Deltora Quest) for ARTWORK, and authors Paul Collins and Sean McMullen for STORY.
PRIZES (in both categories):
First Prize: a leather-bound dragon notebook (just the thing to carry on quests), an autographed set of all six books of The Warlock’s Child, and publication of the winning artwork and story in ‘OzKidsinPrint’.
This entry will include the art and story in the magazine’s own story and art competitions.
See www.ozkidsinprint.com.au. (*)
Second Prize: A Celtic dragon backpack
Third Prize: a dragon T-shirt
DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted (that is postmarked or emailed) by the 28th of July, 2015.
Submissions may be electronic or postal, but submissions arriving after 1st August 2015 cannot be considered.
Postal: Ford Street Publishing
162 Hoddle Street
RESULTS: Winners will be announced on the Ford Street Publishing website at
www.fordstreetpublishing.com on the 10th of August, 2015.
RULES. . .
Only one entry per person in either category
You must be fifteen years old or younger on the date of submission.
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Remember to include your age, email address and postal address with your submission!
(*) The publisher reserves the right to publish or not publish the winning entries, regardless of the decision of the judges