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2022 I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids Publishing Contest Presents

I Am Texas

Ready to make history as big as Texas?

You can become a published author or illustrator!

iWRITE and The Bryan Museum are collaborating with New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer to publish the Largest Book in the World called I Am Texas!

We are looking for 1,000 students to be a part of the Ordinary People Change the World Book Series and help us break a Guinness World Record!

To break the record, we’ll be creating a massive book (OVER 7 feet tall!) that will be displayed at The Bryan Museum along with its Texas and American West collection of historical artifacts, books, and artwork.

Here’s How it Works:

  1. Tell your Texas Story. This year’s theme is all about Texas. Maybe you and your family have lived in Texas for generations, or maybe you just moved to Texas. Or, maybe you've done your research and know that Texas is full of adventures and history. If you’re telling a story about Texas in words or artwork, you can enter.
  2. Enter the contest. Students in grades 3-12 can enter stories (fiction or nonfiction), poetry, and illustrations. Let your imagination run wild! The deadline is March 2, 2022 (That’s Texas Independence Day!).
  3. Celebrate Texas! One thousand students will be selected for publication. Students will be invited to our annual book-signing celebration and the official Guinness World Record judging event in Houston, TX. New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Chris Eliopoulos will be announcing this year’s Editor’s Choice award winners and Featured Illustrator!

Check out our How-To Submit video and examples of the application. Be sure to download the official contest rules HERE.

Story Application Example

Poetry Application Example

Artwork Application Example

For more information on the publishing contest, visit www.iamtx.org.

For more information on our organization and programs, visit www.iwrite.org!

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