Another Writing Contest for Kids (Pre K – 6th Grades)

                                        Toni Buzzeo Announces:

 No T. Rex in the Library (S&S, 2010) will be published on February 23, 2010!

In honor of its imminent arrival, I am currently conducting a writing contest for preK to sixth graders. PRIZES include ten hardcover autographed copies of the book. The grand prize is a free ½ hour Skype visit with the author.


 1. Librarians/Teachers will share the title and the cover image (but not a synopsis of the book) that depicts Tess riding a T. Rex with books in his jaws. They will ask students to write a story telling what happened to get Tess onto that dinosaur and what happens next.

  1. Submission will be a fiction story of 50-750 words based exclusively on the cover image of the book.
  2. A 9×12″ poster of the cover is available by mail to any librarian or teacher who plans to enter the contest. E-mail for a mailed poster (limited to the first 150 entries)-or if you would rather print it locally, it can be viewed online at
  3. Each entry will be accompanied by a contest submission form which will be included with the mailed poster or may be downloaded online at
  4. An entry may be a group-composed story (especially good for PreK-First Grade) or an individual story, but will be limited to ONE submission per class of students; librarians or teachers who have individual students write stories should formulate a way to choose the one best story for submission.
  5. The contest is open to all librarians (school and public) and all teachers/students (public, independent, and homeschool).
  6. All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, March 13, 2010. Legible scans will be accepted with accompanying contest submission form by e-mail to
  7. Author Toni Buzzeo will personally judge all submissions.
  8. The top ten stories will earn those ten submitting librarians or teachers an autographed hardcover copy of NO T. REX IN THE LIBRARY.

10.The grand prize will be awarded to the top story of these ten. That submitting librarian or teacher will win a free half-hour Skype visit with Toni Buzzeo.


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