The first round of SCBWI Crystal Kite Award voting is now open! Our region, Crystal Kite West, covers Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and both of the Dakotas.
Current members, exercise your subjective democracy and vote for your favorite release this year. Have you seen the list? There are a lot of fantastic books!
How to decide? Go with your gut, or make a pros and cons list, or break down the technical elements that made a piece work for you. Just vote! Round one ends April 14th. The second round of voting starts April 18th.
Log in at www.scbwi.org and go to your "Member Home" page. Scroll to the bottom of the navigation bar on the left and you'll see "Vote in the Crystal Kite Awards." Don't forget to check out all three pages of possibilities. Then, vote for the book that resonated the most with you.
You can find more information, like guidelines and past winners (like this weekend's keynoter, Laurie Thompson!), on the SCBWI site here.
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Celebrate all of the amazing talent that came from the region this year.