Woodbine House is holding a contest for talented teen/adult writers and artists with Downs Syndrome. Woodbine House says that “many teens and adults with DS are incredibly talented and don’t always receive the recognition they deserve.” Winners will receive an award and have the opportunity to see their work published in a high quality, full-color book.
Participants must be over 12 years of age, residents of the U.S., Canada or Mexico. Entries may be submitted in many different categories that include fiction writing, poetry, song lyrics, cartoons, painting, sculptures, embroidery, weaving and other mediums. For details on contest submission go to http://www.woodbinehouse.com/DScreativecontest.asp. The deadline for entries is Dec. 31, 2011.
If you are a parent, teacher or an interested teen/adult with DS, please pass along the contest formation.
I became familiar with Woodbine House after reviewing a special series of books titled Off We Go! last April. I discovered that Woodbine House is a leading publisher of books for children with special needs. Many of their employees have a personal connection to someone with special needs — a winning combination for all involved. You can view their books for children, parents, teachers and professionals at: www.woodbinehouse.com.