The first round of voting is done and the finalists for our division (larger than our WWA region) are now online. Six are listed, rather than the expected five, which we suspect indicates a tie — though we already know our division had lots of fabulous nominees, so clearly it was impossible to narrow the list down that far!
Now it's time to go pick the winner! Final voting will end on April 15. As things get hectic before our big conference, you might forget -- so it's probably wise to vote right away. (Log in at SCBWI.org, go to your "member home," click the link for "what's new in your region," and click the Crystal Kites tab. Once you vote, you won't see the list, so be sure to admire all those names and titles first.)
Congratulations to the finalists, as well as to all the nominees. We know that every one of the more than 70 nominees in our division is truly a winner.