It is time for you budding creative writers who are readers and contributors to Through Scarlett’s Eyes website to whip out your pens and tap away on your keyboards and let your imaginations run wild. Do what you do best – tell stories.
Write an accessible children’s picture storybook.
Parents and guardians you are welcome to help your child or children to write their story. As long as the story is:
- up to about 400 words
- includes your child in the story
- supply a front cover design: it should illustrate the main characters and the story line.
That’s simple, right? Then get writing!
There are three main categories. These are:
- 0 – 6 years
- 7- 12 years and
- 12 – 17 years.
An overall winner will be selected from the three pools and they will receive a copy of their story book published by Access2books.
The book will be in dual format; i.e., in giant print, and Braille with accessible illustrations.
A copy of the book will be sent over to the British Library in London as per custom. Everyone will be able to access their publication.
Four judges will be doing the judging. They are:
- Sue Hendra: an award winning children’s author and illustrator of books like Norman the Slug With The Silly Shell, Supertato, and many others.
- Charlotte Mellor: an employee of VICTA and a representative of Through Scarlett’s Eyes.
- Tim O’Sullivan: the BAFTA Award winning Creative Director at Karrot animation will be on the panel. He is Series Director and Script Editor of CBeebies Sarah and Duck.
- Eileen Finch: she is a cofounder of Access2books and also a Director. She has published over 60 plus book titles in accessible format.