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Prizes

WHAT CAN I WIN?

1,000 third through twelfth graders will get professionally published in the seven-foot I AM TEXAS book with the chance to receive an official Guinness World Record breaker certificate plus a smaller edition of the I AM TEXAS book.

WRITING AWARDS

Announced on September 12, 2022!

Editor’s Choice Awards* : $2,000

Each year, our editors choose their favorite stories and poems for special recognition. This year, two exceptional writers who find a memorable way to incorporate the Texas theme into their work will be featured at the annual book signing and gala.

The chosen authors in the Story (Fiction or Nonfiction) and Poetry categories will read their work at the annual book signing celebration. In addition to the Editor’s Choice Awards, they will receive prize money and additional opportunities to speak on behalf of the organization and to be featured in media interviews!

This year, New York Times best-selling author of the Ordinary People Change the World series, Brad Meltzer, will personally select the Editor’s Choice Winners.

5 Texas Regional Winners*
1 Honorary Texan Winner*
(Out of State)

*Every published author who wins an above award will also receive a $20,000 scholarship (over 4 years) to Schreiner University and a laptop or iPAD.

ART AWARDS

Announced on September 12, 2022!
(Special thanks to a generous donation of $5,500 from the Donald E McMahon Foundation and President Ed McMahon.)

Featured Illustrator Award*: $2,000

Student artists can submit artwork that will be featured in the I AM TEXAS book. Artwork that displays the I AM TEXAS theme and presents the highest level of technique and creativity will be included in the book.

The Featured Illustrator will be recognized at the annual book signing celebration and will receive the Featured Illustrator Award along with prize money.

Featured Illustrator Award will be personally selected by the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, Christopher Eliopoulos.

Eliopoulos is also the illustrator for the book cover for I am Texas!
Second Place
Winner*
5 Texas Regional Winners*
1 Honorary Texan Winner*
(Out of State)

*Every published artist who wins an above award will also receive a $20,000 scholarship (over 4 years) to Schreiner University.

SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM AWARDS

Texas schools and teachers have an opportunity to win one of three School ($5,000) or fifteen Classroom ($250) Book Awards sponsored by The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation by having their students participate in the I AM TEXAS Publishing Contest.

WINNERS WALK THE
RED CARPET

Published authors will walk the red carpet and autograph books for guests at an exclusive book signing event on November 5 at the Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston.

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