RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eye Level (www.myeyelevel.com), the global leader in self-directed learning for children, proudly announces the 21st Annual Literature Award, a worldwide event to spotlight and support aspiring authors of children's books. Eye Level is accepting submissions from July 1 through August 31 in the U.S.; participants will enter for a chance to win awards and prizes, including the global grand prize of $10,000 and a trip to South Korea.
To give amateur and professional writers and artists an opportunity to contribute to the literary community and reach children, the Eye Level Literature Award is looking for children's stories in the following categories:
- Short Stories – Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length, and authors can submit up to three stories for consideration.
- Illustrated Stories – Must be completely illustrated and contain at least one hand-drawn original piece. Joint creations by two or more will be accepted.
Two winners will be selected in each category, including a first place prize of $5,000 and second place prize of $3,000. All submissions will be judged by a panel from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators on content, style, grammar and originality. Winners will be announced in November and honored at an award ceremony in December.
The winning stories from the U.S. will be submitted to an international panel and automatically entered into the grand prize competition for a chance to win $10,000, which also includes an all-expense-paid trip for the winner and a guest to South Korea.
Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply and can be eligible for both categories. For more details on submission requirements and registration, visit: eyelevel.daekyobook.co.kr. Submissions can be sent to:
ATTN: Literature Award
105 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Since launching in 1993, there have been 72 winners of the Literature Award, and the contest continues to gain popularity with over 7,000 submissions received in the past three years. Winning short stories and illustrated story books are considered for publication by Eye Level's parent company, Daekyo, and to date, 31 titles have published and more than 50,000 books sold.
For more information, visit: www.myeyelevel.com.
ABOUT EYE LEVEL
Eye Level (www.myeyelevel.com), a supplemental education and enrichment program, offers a teaching philosophy and education method where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching and critical thinking are at the core of helping children improve and excel in their academic pursuits. Eye Level has more than 190 centers in the U.S., and more than 780 additional locations throughout the world. Eye Level is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daekyo Co., founded by Youngjoong Kang, who also acts as the Chairman of Daekyo's Board of Directors.
SOURCE Eye Level