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Houdini Box, story contest

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  • MARYANN KOHL
    * My daughter, Hannah Kohl, is the playwright of the play, The Houdini Box, playing in Chicago right now. Brian Selznick wrote the original book that she
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      * My daughter, Hannah Kohl, is the playwright of the play, The Houdini Box, playing in Chicago right now. Brian Selznick wrote the original book that she adapted. Blair Thomas, director. Mark Messing, music. Hannah wrote the script and lyrics.
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      So here's a chance to win some great prizes by entering a story writing contest -- and the prizes are really nice!:

      Tell your "writers" about this story contest through the Chicago Children's Theatre. Brian Selznick, who wrote Hugo Cabret, and also The Houdini Box, will be judging.
      The actual entry area is here:
      http://chicagochildrenstheatre.org/storycontest

      This is what the entry page says:

      In The Houdini Box, Victor has the good fortune to meet his hero, the magician Harry Houdini.  They meet entirely by accident, and because of this accidental
      meeting, Victor learns a secret that changes his life.

      Who is your hero?  What do you think you could learn from him or her

      YOUR CHALLENGE:

      Part 1: Write a fictional story in which you meet your real-life hero. Make sure you answer the following questions in your story:

      • Why is this person your hero?
      • Where do you meet?
      • What does your hero say or give to you?
      • How does this change your life?

      Part 2: Create an illustration that shows the most important moment in your story.

      • Draw, color, sketch, paint, collage —-– create the picture however you want!
      • Both physical and digital artwork is welcomed.

      SEE BELOW FOR CONTEST RULES AND PRIZES

      Contest Rules:

      1. Entrants must be 15 years old or younger as of February 17, 2012.
      2. Stories must be no more than 500 words, and an original work created solely by the entrant.
      3. Illustration must an original work created solely by the entrant
      4. Entries may be submitted on a separate piece of paper, or online (see below).
      5. Stories must be postmarked no later than February 17, 2012, and/or received at Chicago Children’s Theatre’s administrative office by 5 pm CST, Monday, February, 17, 2012.
      6. Limit  one (1) entry per person.
      7. Entries may be submitted in one of three ways:
      • Online – submit your entry via the Chicago Children’s Theatre website: SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER
      •  Via email – either embedded (preferred) or as an attachment. Send to: storycontest@...
      •  Via mail or delivery to: Chicago Children’s Theatre, Administrative Offices, 1464 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL  60622

      Note:  receipt of entries will not be acknowledged.

      FOR COMPLETE CONTEST RULES, CLICK HERE.

      Judging:

      Chicago Children’s Theatre’s education staff will review all entries and select
      20 finalists.

      Brian Selznick, author of the book The Houdini Box, will review the top 20
      finalists and select five winners.

      Five winners (only) will be personally notified and announced on Chicago
      Children’s Theatre’s website February 24, 2012.

       

      Prizes:

      One Grand Prize Winner will be awarded:

      1 Copy of each The Houdini BoxThe Invention of Hugo Cabret,
      and Wonderstruck, all signed by author Brian Selznick

      1 Party Package of 10 tickets to the Houdini Birthday Bash at North Shore
      Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on March 17th at 2:00pm

      1 $250.00 ‘Box of Magic’ from Magic Inc. (5082 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago)

      Four First Prize Winners will be awarded:

      1 Copy of the book The Houdini Box, autographed by author Brian Selznick

      1 Party Package of 4 tickets to the Houdini Birthday Bash at North Shore
      Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on March 17th at 2:00pm


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