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21 March 2009

Sunday Morning Gallery - Writing Contest for Children

Here's the challenge kids. Write a story, 200 words or less, about the stone giant that you see in the pictures below. Hmmm. Looks like a head, heart, foot and hand. Wonder why his heart is broken? Why does he have only three fingers? Is he smiling? What do you see?

I will have two age groups, 4 to 8 and 9 to 12. Parents please feel free to type and help your child email me the story but do not write the story for your child. This is for the kids! The two winners will have their story published in my blog and receive a 5x5 print of the giant's head. The deadline for entry is April 11, 2009 and the winners will be published April 19 just before Earth Day! Good luck kids!

Please send me your story with your first name, age, and where you live. Send to: Good luck!


  1. Very cool pics!!! The stone monsters face is sort of scary and sort of endearing.

  2. Cool idea and photos! I'll have to show this to my girls!

  3. oh my goodness julie! what a fun and great idea!! love the photos too! can't wait to read the entries! is it cool if i tweet about your contest? let's get the word out! oh and does my hubby count as a kid? ;p

  4. Thanks! Yes, please spread the word. As far as hubbies, it wouldn't be fair to put them up against kid power. LOL

  5. those are great photos Jules ...

    my kiddies are too old for this but I think it's a fabulous idea!

  6. I agree with everything Ellen (TheEye) said - great pics, my kids are too old, what a great idea.
    Peace, Judi

  7. Awesome idea and awesome photos, Julie!

  8. This is a GREAT, fun, fantastic idea! Sooo creative too! I can just imagine all the fun this will be for the kids writing their stories... creativity just spreading like a good epidemic! ;)

    And, as ever, thank you kind lady. :) The lighting is at those things definitely presents a challenge, so I'm glad you feel I did well with it! :)

  9. If I act like a 12 yr old can I enter the contest! LOL

    This is such a fun idea!

  10. Thanks everyone! If you know any kids with an active imagination send them my link!


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