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and organizes writer's retreats.

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  • Elaine Ambrose Winners announced for the Idaho® Potato Drop Children’s Writing Challenge
    Written by Elaine Ambrose

     

     

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    Mill Park Publishing of Eagle sponsored the Children’s Writing Challenge in conjunction with the 5th Annual Idaho® Potato Drop on December 31, 2017. The judges chose the top ten winners after reading more than 100 clever and creative entries from local children. The original essays included robot potatoes, spuds with glitter and unicorns, fighting bakers that shoot French fries from their eyes, and tubers from outer space.

    First Place - Megan Baird, age 10, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Potato Invasion"

    Second Place - Belle Tuinstra, age 11, Crimson Point Elementary, Kuna, for "A Potato Named Jeff"

    Third Place - Alexis D. Wiseman, age 8, Riverside Elementary, Boise, for "The Magic Flying Potato"

    Fourth Place - Noah Crawford, age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Cat and Bunny in the Potato Patch"

    Fifth Place - Noah White, age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Jerry and Barry"

    Sixth Place - Josie Roy, age 10, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "The Potato Story"

    Seventh Place - Evelyn Allington, age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "The Invasion of Potatoes"

    Eighth Place - Adelie Cook, age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Runaway Potatoes"

    Ninth Place - Jeremiah Petersen, age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "Me the Potato"

    Tenth Place - Paia Christianson, age 9, Seven Oaks Elementary, Boise, for "The Long Journey"

     

    The top 10 entries each will receive a certificate, $25 from Mill Park Publishing, and a copy of the award-winning book Gators & Taters: A Week of Bedtime Stories and The Magic Potato – La Papa Mágica. The top 10 winners will be introduced during a special program on the Main Stage at on December 31.

     

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    The top four winners will read their winning entries at a special ceremony on the Main Stage in front of the Capitol on December 31.

    The Idaho® Potato Drop is a free and charitable community event that supports local arts, business, and charities. Activities feature a fireworks show, a Family Tent, Rail Jam, and live music at the state capitol for New Year's Eve. The "drop" of the gigantic, lighted potato at midnight is now a worldwide attraction.

    Mill  Park Publishing is an official vendor for the event. The company was created by bestselling author Elaine Ambrose to promote and publish books for all ages, create motivating writing retreats, and sponsor writing challenges.

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  • Elaine Ambrose One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!

     

     

    Bestselling author Elaine Ambrose offers two new children’s books featuring Idaho potatoes, creative stories, and vibrant illustrations.

     

     

    Gators & Taters is available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook as read by the author. The week of bedtime stories features seven original stories with four in prose and three in metered rhyming poetry. The book is one of 50 children’s books selected for Bowker’s National Recommended Reading list.

    The Magic Potato is available in paperback and eBook. The book is a creative, educational, bilingual story book that was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education for the statewide curriculum. The read-out-loud story describes in English and Spanish the adventures of children who ride around Idaho on a magic flying potato.

    Purchase online, from local book stores, or from the author.

    Written on Monday, 13 November 2017 22:14 in Elaine's Blog Read 92 times
  • Elaine Ambrose One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!
    Written by Elaine Ambrose
    One Potato, Two Potato - Two New Children's Books!

     

     

    Bestselling author Elaine Ambrose offers two new children’s books featuring Idaho potatoes, creative stories, and vibrant illustrations.

    Gators & Taters is available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook as read by the author. The week of bedtime stories features seven original stories with four in prose and three in metered rhyming poetry. The book is one of 50 children’s books selected for Bowker’s National Recommended Reading list.

    The Magic Potato is available in paperback and eBook. The book is a creative, educational, bilingual story book that was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education for the statewide curriculum. The read-out-loud story describes in English and Spanish the adventures of children who ride around Idaho on a magic flying potato.

    Purchase online, from local book stores, or from the author.

    Written on Monday, 13 November 2017 22:14 in Elaine's Blog Read 98 times

 

 Illustration by Patrick Bochnak - Image from new book The Magic Potato

 

Mill Park Publishing of Eagle is sponsoring the “Children’s Writing Challenge” in conjunction with the 5th Annual Idaho Potato Drop on December 31, 2017 in Boise, Idaho.

We expect hundreds of submissions so to avoid disqualification, please follow all the instructions

1. The writing contest will be open to children between the ages of 8-12 living in Idaho. Students in public schools, private schools, and home schooling programs are eligible. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to read on the Main Stage at the event on New Year's Eve.

2. Stories must be original manuscripts from 250 to 500 words and include references to potatoes. Entries can be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Content must follow acceptable guidelines for family-oriented publications.

3. Stories must be submitted in an email, one entry per person, between September 20 and December 1, 2017. Hand-written stories can be scanned and attached to the email. There is no entry fee. A panel of judges from the local writing community will select the winning entries by December 10 and winners will be notified by email. Winning stories could be published with attribution in prominent newsletters and websites.

4. Each entry must include name, email address, school, and age of the student writer. If the student doesn't have a personal email address, use the email address of an adult or school contact.

 5. Send email with entry to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Write in the Subject Line: Children's Writing Challenge

18 Winners!

The top 18 entries each will receive a certificate, $25 from Mill Park Publishing, and a copy of the award-winning books Gators & Taters: A Week of Bedtime Stories and The Magic Potato. The top 18 winners will be introduced during a special program on the Main Stage at 6:00 pm on December 31.

Five of the top 18 winners will be chosen to read their winning entries at a special ceremony on the Main Stage in front of the Capitol on December 31 at 6:00 pm.

 

 

Mill Park Publishing was established by bestselling author Elaine Ambrose, a third-generation Idahoan who grew up on a potato farm near Wendell, Idaho. She is the author of 10 books, including two children’s books: Gators & Taters and The Magic Potato. She organized the children’s talent show for several years during the Idaho River Festival and now organizes writing retreats in southern Idaho. Find more details at MillParkPublishing.com.

 

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