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By Kids for Kids (BKFK) Contest & Literary Awards

We are shining a spotlight on the genius in our community. It acknowledges

the expression, creativity and spirit of our culture.

Category 1:

 

To acknowledge, raise awareness for literacy and advance children

who have a desire to write and publish their work, but lack resources. 

The Author's Pen, LLC honors the brightest, young Black Authors with

a positive message specifically for youth. This is a for children ranging from

10 -14 years of age with a goal of helping them articulate a positive message, 

support them in being leaders among their peers and create a platform as a

professional speaker and published author. Must live in U.S. and have parent

approval to apply.

 

Accepting applications now

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Entry Fee: FREE

We will award three in this category

Contest Winners:

  • Each 1st-place winner will be awarded a publishing deal with The Author’s Pen

  • Formal recognition during the My Message Matters Tour in Summer 2018

  • Social Media announcement

  • BKFK Contest & Literary Awards Seal to use for marketing purposes

 

 

Category 2:

 

To honor and advance children who self-published in 2017 and need funds to promote their work.

The Author's Pen, LLC honors the brightest, young Black Authors with a positive message specifically for youth. Must be 18 years of age or younger, reside in the U.S. and have parent approval to apply. Title must be a self-published ebook or print released in 2017.

Accepting Applications now. 

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Entry Fee: FREE

We will award four in this category

Awards:

  • Each first-place winner will be awarded $250

  • Formal recognition during the My Message Matters Tour in Summer 2018

  • Social Media announcement

  • BKFK Contest &Literary Award Seal to use for marketing purposes

 

Thank you for showing interest in the BKFK Contest & Literary Awards brought to you by The Author's Pen. Our goal is to acknowledge the unique talent in our community, raise awareness and advance our best and brightest, young African American Authors. It's our way of demonstrating, we see you and celebrate you!

 

The BKFK Contest & Literary Awards Judging committee will be comprised of an

appointed panel, which will select three winners in Contest (Category 1) and four recipients for Literary Awards. Each contest winner will receive a publishing contract with The Author's Pen (no cost to child to produce project). Each award recipient will receive: a check for $250, formal recognition during the 2018 My Message Matters Tour (also sponsored by The Author's Pen), Social Media announcement, and a BKFK Literary Award Seal to use for marketing purposes.

 

Submission Process may take 10-15 minutes. To prepare, have (1) signed release,

(2) parental consent, (3) manuscript for upload, and (4) contact information.

All uploads should be in PDF format.

 

Authors can submit books for consideration for the 2018 BKFK Contest & Literary Awards now through March 31, 2018.

Official awards will be presented during the My Message Matters Tour,

Summer of 2018. Authors will be notified of

BKFK Contest & Literary Award Committee's decision prior to Summer 2018.

 

The contest is free to authors who meet requirements outlined.

 

Requirements:

Genres - Children's fiction, poetry, inspirational/self-help

Parent or Guardian Approval (winners)

Must be in English

File type - PDF

Published in 2017

Written by African American Author youth

Must have positive message for youth audience

*Under 19 years of age at time of release (for awards category)

 

Send questions to: info@tapwriting.com