*Contest News* Announcing the winners!
Each year the Annual RYS Awesome Openers Writing Contest grows, and this year was certainly no exception. Our judges have spent weeks reading and debating over submissions. We're thrilled to announce the selected winners below. Drum roll, please...
1st Place: Ona the Impossible by Lisa Perron
2nd Place: Seriously, Universe? by Leslie Wibberley
3rd Place: Vivify by Leslie Bush Norris
The Possibility of Light by Alison Goldberg
PICTURE BOOK NONFICTION CATEGORY
1st Place: Mrs.Disney by Brittany Richman
2nd Place: Please No Feathers in Your Hats by Lynn Pedersen.
3rd Place: Willie Breaks the Ice by John McGranaghan
The Desert That Feeds a Forest by Lynn Pedersen
Marjory Stood by Deborah Williams
Speedy Scientist by Susan Twiggs
PICTURE BOOK FICTION CATEGORY
1st Place: Get Me Out of This Story by Marcia Matalon-Nass
2nd Place: Mama Won't Mind by Kathleen Bahr
3rd Place: Octo-Oops by Ashley Bankhead
Along Came A Spider by Stephanie Ward
Hairy Bigfoot by Corey King
Girl With a Hidden Pocket by Deborah Arfken
Remarkable Jane by Marcia Matalon-Nass
Flamingo the Film Star by Anna Brooks
Wind Keeper by Lindsey Hobson
*To view prizes, CLICK HERE. Winners will be notified individually by email with prize details soon.
We want to thank everyone who submitted to the contest this year. Our judges were impressed both by the caliber and the number of submissions. Congratulations to all and write on!