Friday, April 4, 2008

SCBWI Contest


This was my 9-year-old son's entry in the SCBWI illustration contest, The Finish Line.

This was my entry in the writing contest, The Great Race.

The eight steam engines roared toward the finish line, dark smoke billowing out and obscuring the tracks behind them. In Engine Number 3, Jackson pushed the throttle forward. "Full steam ahead!" he cried. The trains' wheels scraped and screamed against the metal rails. The spectators hollered and urged on their favorites. The race couldn't be any closer! In a flurry the winner snapped through the finish line ribbon... Engine Number 3!

Alas, we did not win. I think Ethan should have taken first place, personally.

Maybe I should have changed a few words here and there...

The eight piglets roared toward the finish line, dark smoke billowing from their jet packs and blinding the wolves behind them. Piglet Number 3, Jackson, pushed his throttle forward. "Full steam ahead!" he cried. The pigs' jet packs roared and screamed through the trees. The forest spectators hollered and urged on their favorites. The race couldn't be any closer! In a flurry the winner snapped through the finish line ribbon... Piglet Number 3!

Never go with the first draft!

2 comments:

  1. Let Ethan know that's a great drawing!

    You two were very creative!!

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  2. That guy in the front is just plain TrIPPY!

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