The first one is for artists of all ages in celebration of Taro Gomi's two new books, Squiggles and Doodle All Year:
Taro Gomi Squiggles & Doodles Creativity Contest
Visit the link above, print out one of the pages on the site, and create your best artwork using the prompt located in the upper righthand corner of the page.
Five grand prize winners will receive:
- ADeluxe set of art materials
- A limited edition print autographed by Taro Gomi
- The Taro Gomi creativity collection of books from Chronicle Books, including Squiggles, Doodle All Year, and Doodles and Scribbles
If your child is under 13, you need to submit their entry for them. The deadline for entries is May 15.
The second contest is for elementary school teachers and their classrooms: the Ivy & Bean Friendship Contest.
Teachers, read at least one of the Ivy & Bean books with your classroom and then have your students write about a special friend of their own (visit the link above for more specifics. Submit the essays to Chronicle Books by February 15, and your class could win a visit from author Annie Barrows! Just for entering, you'll also receive 40 magnetic bookmarks (while supplies last), and the runner up will receive a classroom set of autographed books!