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2016-10-11 Print

Ripple Foundation Shines Spotlight on Children’s Creativity


Kids Write 4 Kids is seeking students in grades 4 – 8 to enter its fifth year writing contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Children have strong and powerful imaginations. Kids Write 4 Kids wants to harness the fearlessness of the youthful mind and is seeking children in grades 4 – 8, who have an interest in sharing tales of adventures, travel or something that makes them giggle.

Kids Write 4 Kids is an annual writing challenge that provides winner(s) with the opportunity to be a published author before high school. Past winners have written the adventures of animated food, sleuth-worthy crimes, wild dreams, and theories of how the peacock got its colourful feathers.
In its fifth year, Kids Write 4 Kids has published 10 winning titles from youth authors across Canada. These books are available in the Apple iBookstore, Amazon Kindle and Kobo. To support youth literacy in communities across Canada, Ripple Foundation has committed to donate the annual proceeds from book sales to that year’s winners’ schools. In addition to author fame, school(s) are also provided with the option to sell printed copies of their author’s book for fundraising. Winner(s) will have an opportunity to take part in the following year’s judging panel.
Want to know more about the experience? Watch this video that Safaa Ali, one of our first authors who wrote How Peacocks Have Colorful Feathers shared with us, on how Kids Write 4 Kids impacted her and boosted her confidence.

The contest runs from October 1st, 2016 until March 31st,2017. Ripple Foundation is 100% run by volunteers, and they will be working hard to engage communities from all provinces and territories across Canada, to ensure children from every corner of this country are aware of this opportunity.

Entry details*:
• To be eligible, authors must be enrolled full-time in an educational institute in Canada
• Author must be in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8
• Story must be original and written entirely by the author
• Only one entry per author will be accepted
• Stories can be fact, fiction, prose or poetry
• Stories are accepted in English only

For more information on Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge and entry details, visit:
http://www.ripplepublishing.ca/kids-write-4-kids-creative-challenge/

To purchase books written by youth authors for your children, local school or library, visit: http://www.ripplepublishing.ca/category/kids-write-4-kids/kids-write-4-kids-ebooks/

To connect with Kids Write 4 Kids, visit:
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kidswrite4kids
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/kidswrite4kids
• Instagram: https://instagram.com/kidswrite4kids/


About the Ripple Foundation
In 2012, Ripple Digital Publishing started Kids Write 4 Kids as a not-for-profit initiative to encourage kids to be creative, to read and write. Due to the success of Kids Write 4 Kids, in 2015, the Ripple Foundation was established as the official not-for-profit organization to assume Kids Write 4 Kids as its signature creative writing program. The Ripple Foundation believes that creativity, education and imagination are the key components to success, and the foundation is dedicated to fostering these in the lives of youth across Canada. The mandate of this organization is to fund, develop and facilitate initiatives that raise awareness of and promote creativity and education in youth across the country. Visit http://www.ripplefoundation.ca for more information.

*There are no entry fees and no purchase necessary to participate in the Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge. For a full list of contest rules, visit: http://www.ripplepublishing.ca/kids-write-4-kids-contest-rules/.

 
Contact Info
Ivy Wong
Ripple Foundation
69 Yorkville Ave., Suite 208
Toronto, ON M5R 1B8

Phone: 416-928-0465

Website: http://ripplefoundation.ca/