I spent ALL morning, trying to get my card entry to work for the Hallmark Greeting Card Competition for Teens. Honestly, it wasn’t that great of an idea but at a certain point, it comes down to principle, right? So I zipped over to the Facebook page for help and someone suggested I go through the contest link on the FB page. And voila! My sucky card uploaded. If you have an idea, you better hurry. The contest ends on the 22nd. On the other hand, it only takes about 3 minutes to enter, if you know the secret handshake. Which you do. Now.
But if you’re looking for something a little more child-writer-friendly, you might want to consider the Kay Snow Writing Contest. There are several categories, but the one I’m considering is the Juvenile story. There’s also a fee ($15.00) but the prizes are nice. You’ve got all weekend to work on your entry, then postmark it on Monday, the 23rd (the deadline).
And now, because I’ve got the hang of the Hallmark contest, I may try another. I wrote a poem for my post at The Muffin today that might work out. It’s not necessarily a good poem, but my first card entry wasn’t so good, either.
P.S. I bought that St. Patrick’s Day pin from a Hallmark store many, many years ago. So if they ever have a St. Paddy’s Day contest, I’ve got a really good caption.