SCHOOL DISTRICT GUIDELINES:
- The district's Young Authors' Program must be for all students in the district in Grades K-8 regular and special classrooms.
- A district-wide conference to recognize all young authors is highly recommended.
- A district panel should select Young Authors attending the Regional Conference.
The district must notify its eligible participants and inform them of registration procedures of the Regional Conference.
Books authored and/or illustrated by more than two children will not be accepted. Co-authored/illustrated entries will count as two of the district's allotment of entries. If books are co-authored/illustrated, each author must bring a bound copy of the manuscript to the Conference.
Dictated books may be typed or handwritten by an adult, but must be in the student's own language.
Manuscripts must have a substantial cover with pages securely attached.
Forms of writing will be left up to the school districts.