Great Minds Don’t Think Alike FIAT Contest/Celebration

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Well, I have had quite a week. A week that dreams are made of. Not only was the paperback of FISH IN A TREE released, but I also went on a national tour visiting multiple states around the country. I HAD A BLAST!

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Welcome sign school

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I was nervous beforehand. I didn’t know what to expect. I worried about how well I would do.

 

Well, I can’t speak to how well I did. But, I can tell you that I was able to connect with thousands of kids and their teachers and although I am pretty exhausted, I had an incredible time! The school visits were so much fun! Many of the kids had read one or both of my books and that was great. But it was extraordinary, mostly, because they were just kids. Bubbling over and rattling off questions and such a delight. And, boy, some asked some pretty stellar questions.

 

So, I’m feeling all kinds of grateful for my readers AND for the release of the FISH IN A TREE PAPERBACK which has the COMPLETE SKETCHBOOK OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS in the back (24 illustrations!). LOVE! ❤  SO…I thought I’d launch a giant national contest to celebrate the paperback being released this week!

As some of you know, there are a couple of things in FISH that mean a lot to me. One of those things is… <DRUMROLL>

button great minds no border 2

SO, I’d like to actually SEE how great minds are NOT thinking alike out there!

 

Students in grades 3-8 can write, sculpt, build, create – absolutely ANYTHING that you can dream up to show me how your brain works wonderfully! This is how you enter:

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1)   KIDS—CREATE SOMETHING FANTASTICO that is uniquely YOURS! Then take a picture(s) or print a copy of your creation.

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2)      On the BACK of your paper, NEATLY print your

Name:

Grade:

Teacher’s Name:

Teacher’s email address:

School name:

School address (including zip):

Two sentences about your MASTERPIECE:

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3)  Have your teacher fill out this registration form  

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CLICK HERE for the registration form.  (If this is missing, you will not be entered.)

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Staple your photograph(s) to the registration form and mail BOTH to:

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Lynda Mullaly Hunt

PO BOX #248

West Dennis, MA 02670

 

~~LAST DAY FOR RECEIPT OF CONTEST ENTRIES IS MAY 12, 2017.

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***It would be fantastico if you could please spread the word on FB and Twitter 🙂 THANKS!

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**WINNERS will be announced the week of May 22, 2017

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 ***NOTE–MATERIALS  CANNOT  BE RETURNED. No exceptions. Send NO ORIGINAL work.

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Judging will be in the following grade level categories:

3rd and 4th

5th and 6th

7th and 8th

 

And HERE are the prizes: (When there are three identical prizes listed it means there will be one winner for each age group.)

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***SUPER PRIZE*** (Just ONE!)

1)      An AMAZING, BIG official cardboard stand-up of THE TREE for your school along with THE FISH post-it notes for everyone to add each of the special gifts (or goals or whatever else you dream up! 🙂

tree from penguin FIAT

***FIRST PRIZES***

2)      A CLASS SET (25 copies) of signed FISH IN A TREE paperbacks to share with your classmates. There will be some extra goodies, too 🙂

box of paperbacks

3)      A CLASS SET (25 copies) of signed FISH IN A TREE paperbacks to share with your classmates. There will be some extra goodies, too 🙂

 

4)      A CLASS SET (25 copies) of signed FISH IN A TREE paperbacks to share with your classmates. There will be some extra goodies, too 🙂

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***Second Prizes***

5)      ONE signed book for the winner, one for his/her teacher, and a box of swag for the rest of the class (~25)

swag

 

 

6)      ONE signed book for the winner, one for his/her teacher, and a box of swag for the rest of the class. (~25)

 

7)      ONE signed book for the winner, one for his/her teacher, and a box of swag for the rest of the class. (~25)

 

8)      FISH IN A TREE Bookmarks (digitally signed) for everyone in your school.

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***THIRD PRIZES***

10)  A set of 50 hand-signed bookmarks.

 

11)  A set of 50 hand-signed bookmarks

 

12)  A set of 50 hand-signed bookmarks

 

13) A signed poster for your classroom

Fish in a Tree cover and badges POSTER 18 x 24

14) A signed poster for your classroom

 

15) A signed poster for your classroom

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***GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!***

***16) A FREE author visit from Lynda in the fall of 2017! We can hang out and talk about books and grit and how great minds don’t think alike. I hope you will think it’s a silver dollar day! All hotel, travel, and author honorarium are covered.

kid with hand raised Phili

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ADULTS – this is for the kids! Execution/neatness will not necessarily be a winning factor so please let the kids do this on their OWN. Creativity, out-of-the box thinking, effort, humor, ingenuity, the ability to make me and the other judges say WOW or laugh out loud matter far more than a polished product.

Teachers – another contest for YOU will be in the fall. Stay tuned for that 🙂

Thank you! Have a Silver Dollar Day 🙂

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~~LAST DAY FOR RECEIPT OF CONTEST ENTRIES IS MAY 12, 2017.

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**WINNERS will be announced the week of May 22, 2017

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 ***NOTE–MATERIALS  CANNOT  BE RETURNED. No exceptions. Send NO ORIGINAL work.

 

 

 

 

 

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