Thursday, January 24, 2013

Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards

For those of you who had books published in 2012, make sure your book is in the running for this year's Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards.

DEADLINE: January 31

To make sure your book is eligible for consideration, click here.

Familiarize yourself with the guidelines, and please read all the rules for entering, below:

Dear PAL Member,

If your PAL book was published in 2012, we want to make sure that your book is included for consideration in the 2013 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards! The deadline for submitting your book is January 31, 2012.  

How do I make sure my book is a contender for the 2013 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards?

1.      Go to and click on the Awards tab to familiarize yourself with the guidelines for the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards.

2.      Make sure that your SCBWI membership is current! Only current members of SCBWI are eligible for the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards. Not sure when your membership expires? Log in at and click on "Membership Renewal." Your member expiration date will be shown at the top of that page.

3.      Log in at and update your publication information! Click on "Manage Profile" and be sure to enter the name and publication date of your most recent book. Then, choose your publisher from one of the drop-down menus. If you have any trouble updating your profile, feel free to call our offices at 323-782-1010 during business hours (9 AM - 5:00 PM, Pacific, Monday - Friday) and someone will be happy to assist you.

 4.      Already entered your book? To check to see that your book has been entered visit your regional home page at (click on the Member Home button and then the text "See what's going on in your region"! and then click on the Crystal Kites tab.Crystal Kite . In the salmon colored bar above the Search by Author or Title box will be your entered title. If your title is missing,  then update your publication information. At this page you can also see all the books already submitted for consideration for your region so that you can start reading them before voting begins.

5.  One major question we had  last year was about publicizing your book. We want you to promote and publicize the Crystal Kite Awards and remind people to vote! We just can't allow promotion or publicizing of individual titles.  For example, you can tweet, Facebook and otherwise state: "Don't forget to vote for your favorite in the Crystal Kite Awards"!..or words to that effect. However, publicizing a specific title will lead to disqualification of that title.

Don't forget to read through the Crystal Kites Member Choice Awards page  where you will find further information, dates for 2013 and a link to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

We are very excited about the 2013 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards and look forward to receiving your book! 


 Christopher Cheng

Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards Coordinator

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