Another Commenting Challenge with a BIG Prize


Giveaway Image V1 (1)You made it to the 19th day of the writing challenge! I am sure you realize you are MORE than half way through and we are so proud of you!

Writing is only one part of what makes this community strong. Our community stands on the genorisity of your writing AND commenting.

For this, we want to reward you by offering an life chaning opportunity!  This weekend, we aim to reward our community with our second Commenting Challenge.

The prize for this Commenting Challenge is donated by the Highlights Foundation.  The mission of the Highlights Foundation is to improve the quality of children’s literature by helping authors and illustrators hone their craft.


Kent Brown, executive director of the Highlights Foundation, is pleased to offer one of our writers the opportunity attend a Highlights Foundation workshop.  The prize will cover the tuition of any of the posted June, July, or August workshops, retreats or Unworkshops (with the exception of any that are sold out or have an application process).  Meals and private lodging are included.  Complimentary shuttle service from nearby airports is also provided.

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Take a look at their amazing offerings (click on any title to see a full description):

PB&J:  Picture Books and All That Jazz, June 10-13, 2016

Master Class in Novel Writing, June 14-17, 2016

Writing for the Educational Market, June 19-23, 2016

Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship, July 17-23, 2016  

Perfecting the Picture Book Text, October 19-23, 2016

A Crash Course in the Business of Children’s Publishing, November 10-13, 2016


Read about the bliss Stacey discovered at the Unworkshop experience at the beautiful Highlights Foundation. Stacey also shared her experience at the Picture Books are Art Forms workshop. Read about Betsy’s experience at the The Picture Book Academy. We hope reading these posts will inspire you to comment all weekend long for your chance to win one of these amazing experiences.

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Escape to the Highlights Foundation campus, and spend some time with your inner writer.


Here is how it works:

  • This weekend (Saturday, 3/19 and Sunday 3/20 through 11:59 PM EDT), comment on as many blogs as you can.  Record the number of comments you leave. (You could track your comments with tally marks on a Post-It note.)
  • After you leave your last comment on Sunday evening, come back to this post and fill out the Google Form below.  The form must be completed before Monday, 3/21 at noon EDT.
  • The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 3/22.  In the event of a tie, we will choose the winner’s name out of a hat.

Thank you, Highlights Foundation, for this amazing prize!


By entering the challenge you are agreeing to have your email shared with Highlights Foundation. By doing so you will receive the Highlights newsletter.  You may opt out at any time.