We learned of a great scholarship opportunity that parents and children can work on together and the winner receives $5,000 towards college – who couldn’t use that? For more information, visit http://swordofdarrow.com/node/5. (Thanks to the posters of Syosset Parents Yahoo Group for alerting us to this great opportunity!).
The Sword of Darrow is a young adult fantasy novel written by a father and son team, Hal and Alex Malchow. At the time they began the book, Alex was eight years old. To celebrate the release of their book on June 7, 2011 and to encourage other families to undertake writing projects together, the authors are sponsoring a scholarship competition based upon short stories written by a parent-child team.
All entries must be a fictional short story no more than 7500 words written by a parent and a child between the ages of 7 and 14.
How to Submit
All entries must be typed and double spaced. Entries should be mailed to:
The Sword of Darrow Scholarship Contest
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 102
Arlington, VA 22201
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 30, 2011.
First Prize: A gift of a $5,000 contribution to “College America”, a 529 College Savings plan. This plan allows for tax favored distributions for qualifying post-secondary education expenses for any accredited schools in the United States. Parent or legal guardian will be designated as account owner for the benefit of the contest winner. All distributions are subject to 529 plan rules.
50 second prizes: Your choice of a signed copy of The Sword of Darrow, a free Sword of Darrow t-shirt or a signed copy of Twins the sequel now being written.
Alex and Hal Malchow, the authors of The Sword of Darrow
The winner will be announced Thursday, October 27th, in the home town of the winner. Press will be invited to the presentation.