Tags: Clever Competitions, Really Riveting Rooster Tale Story Competition, The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, The Year of the Rooster
If you haven’t yet entered your story for my Really Riveting Rooster Tale Competition yet, you’d better get your racing shoes on!! There are just 13 days left before the deadline at midnight on 30 April! This one’s such a fun one – click on my Clever Competitions button above for all the details! I look forward to reading your entry – cockadoodle-dooooo!
The race is ON! Just 3 weeks to go to get your entries into my Really Riveting Rooster Tale Story Competition!April 8, 2017 at 4:16 pm | Posted in children's literacy, Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
Tags: Really Riveting Rooster Tale Story Competition, Sarah Brennan's Clever Competitions
Sir (Sir Humphrey Hyphen-Smythe in The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, illustrated by Harry Harrison)
The clock is ticking, it’s Easter holidays and the weather’s variable. It’s just that sort of time when the best fun of all comes from – you guessed it! – your very own imagination! So what a perfect time to get out those pens and write me a Really Riveting Rooster Tale! There are just 3 weeks to go till the deadline on 30 April, and I can’t wait to read all your entries! So go to my Clever Competitions page here: https://sarahbrennanblog.com/competitions-and-challenges for all the information you need – and, like Sir Humphrey Hyphen-Smythe from The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, REV UP THOSE ENGINES…AND GET WRITING!
Tags: Chinese Calendar Tales, Clever Competition, March Minibus Madness Photo Competition, The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, The Year of the Rooster
REMINDER NUMBER ONE: MARCH MINIBUS MADNESS PHOTO COMPETITION!
March is about to end…and there’s a big deadline looming! If you want to be in the running to win a COMPLETE SET of my Chinese Calendar Tales (including The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster) for YOU and ANOTHER COMPLETE SET for your SCHOOL, then click here https://www.chinesecalendartales.com/en/shop/ right away to register in our March Minibus Madness Photo Competition! Registration closes on 31st March – and remember:If you’re not in it, you can’t win it :)!
REMINDER NUMBER TWO: CLEVER COMPETITION NO. 30: A REALLY RIVETING ROOSTER TALE!
If you’re a primary school student, anywhere in the world, you still have FOUR weeks to enter my latest international writing competition for kids! Click on my Clever Competitions page here https://sarahbrennanblog.com/competitions-and-challenges for all the details! I can’t wait to read your entry!
AND SOME GOOD NEWS!
We’ve had a few problems lately with our online sales website at https://www.chinesecalendartales.com/en/shop/ and some of you have been unable to make your orders. But the great news is that everything is fixed and we’re up and running full speed ahead! So if you haven’t yet updated your Chinese Calendar Tales set yet, or purchased your copy of The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, or horrified your mums and dad with my two funny and fabulous Dirty Stories, then you can go right away to https://www.chinesecalendartales.com/en/shop/ to make your purchase!!
Tags: China, Chinese Calendar Tales, Clever Competition, Writiing competitions for primary school kids, Year of the Rooster
It’s a brand new Year of the Rooster, and all the roosters in the world are crowing the news! So what better time to announce a brand new international Clever Competition, based on that very noisy bird!
If you’re a kid of primary school age, in school or home-educated, anywhere in the world, you are eligible to enter…for free!
This time, I need you to write me a story about a Rooster – but you also need to add in: a Chinese setting, an inquisitive bulbul (look it up if you don’t know your birds!), a ball of string, the colour coquelicot (again, you’ll need to research what that looks like!) and a fire of some sort!
The deadline for your story is Sunday 30 April and your time starts NOW! So get ready, get set, GOOOOOOOO! (as the pig says to Rickshaw Rooster in my latest Chinese Calendar Tale :)!)
See the Clever Competitions button above for more information, guidelines and competition rules!
Tags: Clever Competition, Horribly Hilarious Halloween Story Competition
A big warm hello to all my lovely readers, with an explanation and an apology… I’ve been away from my desk for all of December, and some of November and January too, tending to my 90 year old Dad in Australia who’s been ill in hospital and my 86 year old Mum who needed help. It’s one of those times when family has to come first, but as a result I’ve let down some of you, and owe you an apology.
I especially want to say sorry to the fabulous kids who entered my Horribly Hilarious Halloween Competition, which I still haven’t been able to judge yet :(. I’m now coming up to the busiest time of my year, with Chinese New Year around the corner and a fabulous new book to promote (The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster – see Harry Harrison’s wonderful illustrations below and above) so I’m going to be extremely busy over the next few weeks and months, but promise you that I’ll be judging that competition as quickly as I can. Not just so that I can post the results, but also so that I can set a brand new writing competition for a brand new Year :)! So please accept my apologies, and be as patient as you can, and I’ll have those results out soon!
In the meantime, a Happy 2017 to all of you – I hope this year is your best yet!
Tags: Horribly Hilarious Halloween Story Competition
Thank you all so much for your patience in waiting for the results of the Horribly Hilarious Halloween Competition. There are over 50 fabulous entries, but I haven’t yet been able to finish the judging yet due to a family emergency with my beloved Dad in Brisbane, who now has to go into hospital for urgent surgery. I have to fly out to Brisbane tomorrow to be with him and my mum for the next 3 weeks, so all my spare moments this last week have been taken up with getting ready for the trip and re-organising all my work here in Hong Kong. But I promise I’ll finish the judging as soon as I possibly can, and hopefully before schools break up for Christmas!
Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding :). I’ll get back to you as soon as possible, I promise.
Tags: competitions, Horribly Hilarious Halloween Story Competition
Ha ha me hearties! You have just TWO more days to get your entries into my latest Clever Competition, the Horribly Hilarious Halloween Story Competition! So gather up your swords, sweet buckets and wits and get that story finished and sent off right away! See my Clever Competitions page above for all the details!
Tags: Chinese history, Halloween, SUIS Hongqiao
My Shanghai schools tour kicked off to a wonderful start today at Shanghai United International School in Hongqiao with the fabulous Grade 4 students! After a fun story reading, where I introduced the kids to The Tale of Ming Kee Monkey and the fascinating 7th century Chinese history behind it (not to mention The Legend of the Monkey King written 9 centuries later!), we had two writing workshops about story planning, full of handy hints about How to Write a Riveting Story! I was very happy to hear that loads of SUIS kids intend to enter my Horribly Hilarious Halloween Story Competition – I can hardly wait to read their stories! Huge thanks to the lovely Shelly Nasseri, Head of English, for being such a warm and welcoming host.
Tags: Clever Competition, Sunny Summer Poem Competition
Phew! I’ve just finished the judging of my Sunny Summer Poetry Competition! It was tremendous fun, but exhausting… I think I need a good long drink of lemonade with ice!
There were a total of 79 fabulous entries this time, from 21 schools in 8 cities around the world: Calcutta, Chicago, Hong Kong, Perth, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney! A big thank you to everyone who entered for your very hard work and wonderful creations!
Congratulations to the Top Ten entrants in each Category, whose winning poems have just been posted on my Clever Competitions page above!
Special congratulations to Madeline Painter of Dryden School in Chicago who won the Years One to Three Category, and to Aria Fafat of UWCSEA Dover in Singapore, winner of the Years Four to Six Category. Their poems are outstanding.
So if you want to soak up the last of the summer sun while reading some fabulous poetry, go to the Clever Competitions page right away to enjoy all the winning entries!
Tags: Clever Competition, Sunny Summer Poem Competition
Thank you to all you fabulous poets from 21 schools in 8 different countries who sent entries in to my Sunny Summer Poem Competition! The judging starts today, and reading the quality of the entries, it’s going to be really tough to decide the ten finalists in each category. So please be patient with me and I’ll let you know the results as soon as I can!