Sketchy or On the Up-and-Up?
This is a good example of a contest that could be legit or could be a gigantic swindle. I present to you the Peppermint Awards.
Do you write for children?
The mission of the Peppermint Awards is to reward and expose undiscovered writers, opening doors with recognition, endorsement and promotion.
If you are a children’s book writer or screenwriter in the business of making quality family entertainment, enter the 1st Annual Peppermint Awards!
Deadline for Submissions
May 21, 2007
(Late Registration June 18, 2007)
September 24, 2007
It's not a big contest. If you win in the children's book category you get the following:
Prizes for each of the 7 Categories:
* The Peppermint Awards Official Seal of Approval
# The first place winners of the children’s books category will also receive a full color cover art for their book created by a talented experienced illustrator.
If you explore the site you'll find very little saying exactly who is giving out these prizes and even who this "talented experienced illustrator" would be. Plus they're asking for fees on submissions. $20 for picture books. $40 on chapter books. Most peculiar. What think you? I could go either way.