Kate DiCamillo Contest

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Sep 042015

Kate DiCamillo, the author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux is coming to Pittsburgh! And if you’re a student in grades 3-6, you have an opportunity to win a private meet-and-greet with her on October 15!

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This contest is sponsored by the Allegheny County Library Association, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.

Make a creative project (art, music, video, literature) in response to one of her books or an approved title.  You can draw a picture, write a story, compose a song, anything artistic and creative!

 NOTE: Songs and videos must be saved on a CD or DVD for judging.

Projects can be made by an individual or a group of no more than 5 participants.

Projects and entry forms are due at Avalon by September 15.  If you need a new entry form, we have extras at the desk.


2 Avalon entries will be selected by Avalon staff to move on to the next round (entire North region).

1 North region entry will be selected as the winner of the private meet-and-greet.  5 total winners will attend the meet-and-greet (1 each from the 4 cardinal directions and the city proper).

The Top 10 entries county-wide will receive tickets to Kate’s lecture at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland on October 15.

Other entries may be chosen to be displayed at the lecture.

Winners will be notified in early October.

More information about participating sites, rules, and prizes can be found here.