2018 NAPIBOWRIWEE DAY EIGHT – CONTEST WINNERS!
Congratulations everyone! You did it! YOU SURVIVED NAPIBOWRIWEE!
From May 1 to May 7, 2018, we wrote (or tried to write) 7 picture books in 7 days. Some of us finished all 7 drafts and now can spend the rest of the year deciding which rough drafts are worth revising and developing further! For those of you who finished at least one to six books, you still are a winner in my book for writing on a daily basis and not giving up!
And a special thank you again to our amazing Guest Authors Helena Ku Rhee, Colleen Kong-Savage, Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Carrie L. Clickard, Kerri Kokias and Melissa Stewart for their words of wisdom as well as their thoughtful replies to everyone’s wonderful comments!
I hope everyone had a great last day for our 2018 event. Please post in the comments about your Day 7 experience and/or your overall thoughts on your progress for this year!
My Day 7 update: As a professional violinist, I have surprisingly only played under a half dozen women conductors in my lifetime. It is appalling how few women – and men of color – conductors are out there in the classical world. The numbers have improved recently and we are seeing great progress in the number of rising women and diverse people of color conductors, so I decided to write about a little girl conductor to reflect this positive change! It’s an idea that was inspired recently after an orchestra performance I did with a wonderfully diverse group of musicians. But because I am a little burned out having had to host this NAPIBOWRIWEE event AND juggle my other TV work and book deadlines, it was hard for me to write today, even though I had a fun idea. So I ended up writing another outline summarizing what I thought would be the beginning, middle and end of this little girl conductor’s emotional journey and storyline. I think this would be a fun poem to write, so when I can carve out some free time, I can’t wait to go back and rework this!
So overall, I wrote 5 books and 2 outlines…
… BUT… in being completely honest, as I reviewed my books, I realized my Day 2 book read more like a summary than a book (because it’s another non-fiction book that needs way more research). So I am REDUCING my number of books to FOUR full drafts and 3 outlines.
LOL – it’s like I am a strict judge at an Olympics ice skating competition reviewing the video and changing my score based on a technicality. Haha! But we are about the Honor Code system in this event so even your Fearless Leader does her own due diligence. 🙂 I hope my honesty and book count inspires those of you who did not write 7 picture books in 7 days! Congratulations to those who did! (I have written 7 picture books in 7 days in previous NAPIBOWRIWEE events, but there are some years where I struggle. This year was one of them! But that’s okay, because I still wrote every single day!) 🙂
And now… a few housekeeping notes before we reveal our contest winners!
- CONTEST WINNERS: I will be emailing you later today to get your contact/address information to make arrangements for your prize delivery.
- FUTURE BLOGS: The next blog will be posted tomorrow May 9, 2018 at 9 AM EST/6 AM PST with an official announcement about our 2019 NAPIBOWRIWEE event!
- COMMENTS: I will be closing the COMMENTS section by June 2018 and will re-open them in early 2019 (this is a preventative measure to avoid spammers taking over my website). I’ll make an official announcement about this on Twitter @paulayoo and on our Facebook NAPIBOWRIWEE page. (I know some of you like to continue commenting on this blog after NAPIBOWRIWEE wraps, so I’ll keep the comments section open for the rest of May.)
- FUTURE UPDATES: For the rest of the year, any updates on NAPIBOWRIWEE will be posted on the Facebook page and on Twitter. You can keep up with my latest news at my author website: https://paulayoo.com
- NEW CONTEST RULES: FYI, because we have many familiar faces who have won in the past, my new “rule” is that NAPIBOWRIWEE participants cannot win again within a three-year period just to keep things fair and to spread the wealth and joy. Hee hee! 🙂 So if there are any repeat winners this time around, you can rest assured that you did not win in the past 3 years.
Finally… if you want souvenirs from our event, please visit our store here which is open all year round!
And now… on to our CONTEST WINNERS!
2018 NAPIBOWRIWEE CONTEST WINNERS
OFFICIAL CONTEST NOTE: All winners were chosen fairly and randomly from this website: https://www.miniwebtool.com/random-picker/
WINNERS – I WILL BE EMAILING EVERYONE TODAY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR PRIZE DELIVERY, SO PLEASE KEEP A LOOKOUT IN YOUR INBOX! 🙂
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF HELENA KU RHEE’S THE TURTLE SHIP
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF COLLEEN KONG-SAVAGE’S THE TURTLE SHIP
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF RITA LORRAINE HUBBARD’S HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF A CARRIE L. CLICKARD BOOK
(Note: The winner can choose one of Carrie’s three books – Victricia Malicia ( 2012 Flashlight Press, illustrated by Mark Meyers), Magic for Sale (2017 Holiday House, illustrated by John Shelley) or Dumpling Dreams (2017 Simon & Schuster, illustrated by Katy Wu)
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF KERRI KOKIAS’ SNOW SISTERS
LAURA PURDIE SALAS
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF MELISSA STEWART’S CAN AN AARDVARK BARK?
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S THE PERFECT GIFT
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S WANT TO PLAY?
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S LILY’S NEW HOME
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S TWENTY-TWO CENTS: MUHAMMAD YUNUS AND THE VILLAGE BANK
GREGORY E. BRAY
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S SHINING STAR: THE ANNA MAY WONG STORY
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS: THE SAMMY LEE STORY
WINNER OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF PAULA YOO’S GOOD ENOUGH
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE NOTEBOOK
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE MOUSEPAD
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE BUTTON
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE TRAVEL MUG
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE COFFEE MUG
ANNE SIBLEY O’BRIEN
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE TOTE BAG
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE MESSENGER BAG
WINNER OF THE OFFICIAL NAPIBOWRIWEE T-SHIRT
Well, Oreo and I are exhausted from this year’s intense 7 days of writing 7 picture books in a row… so we are both going to take a very long nap now! LOL! 🙂
Again, I can’t believe how fast these seven days flew by! I hope everyone had a lot of fun and learned a lot from our Guest Authors and our Flashback posts. Thank you for taking part in my tenth annual National Picture Book Writing Week! It is an honor and privilege to be a part of such a wonderful kid lit writing community.
Please keep me posted on your writing progress and how your 7 picture books in 7 days fare for the rest of 2018! And if there are any success stories (like one of your drafts ends up getting you signed to an agent or sells to publisher or wins a contest), PLEASE TWEET ABOUT IT and include the hashtag #NAPIBOWRIWEE and tag me @paulayoo so I will know about it!
Stay tuned for my final blog tomorrow announcing info for next year’s 2019 NAPIBOWRIWEE event. Until then, HAPPY WRITING! WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! 🙂