Baker Tritten Press has announced an international chapter book contest for high school students. This is an opportunity for budding authors to write — and have published — a book for their peers.
We can’t say it any better, so (with permission) we’re pasting in the press release!
The Tweener Time International Chapter Book Competition which was announced about 4 weeks ago when 10,000 packets were mailed to all the high schools in Indiana and the four contiguous states, media in the South Bend region, and ACSI schools around the world. Before it was officially released [Marvin Baker] had already received an inquiry from a homeschool student in China. 700 schools outside the US have been alerted to the contest.
The competition is open to students in grades nine through twelve. The challenge is for them to write a chapter book for tweeners (8 through 12) with a minimum of 15,000 words. Bethel College IN is offering the first place winner a $20,000 scholarship (over 4 years), 2nd and 3rd place winners $10,000 (over 4 years), and 4th and 5th place winners a $6,000 scholarship (over 4 years). Baker Trittin Press will publish the winning manuscript and provide a $1,000 advance royalty. But there is more!
The teacher of the winning student will receive a 7-day educational tour of Paris, France, as a gift from Joshua Expeditions.
We do know of at least two schools where this competition has become a class project – at student request.
Complete details are found at the www.tweenerministries.org