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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Remember Gifts?

Remember the book Gifts: Mothers Reflect on how Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives that I submitted my story to?

The book has won 2 awards! The 2008 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): Gold Award and the 2008 Mom's Choice Awards: Silver Recipient, Special & Exceptional Needs. Very exciting news!

Gifts Volume II is now accepting stories for publication. Gifts Volume II will include stories that offer other perspectives and experiences. We are especially interested in stories about school-age children, adolescents, and adults. While mothers’ stories in these categories will be considered for inclusion, the collection will emphasize stories written by other family members, friends, and professionals. The deadline for submitting a story is Sep 1, 2008.

Woodbine House is sponsoring a photo contest for the cover of Gifts Volume II. Deadline to submit photos is Oct 15, 2008. I'm trying to decide which photo, out of the hundreds I have of Kayla, to submit!

Speaking of photo contests...every year the National Down Syndrome Society holds a photo contest for the NYC Buddy Walk. Chosen photos are made into a video slide show which is shown on the big screen in Times Square. Deadline to submit photos is July 18. Again - I'm trying to narrow my choices down to submit an entry for this too; at least we can send 3 photos in!

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18 comments:

StephthefutrRxDr said...

I plan on submitting a story for this one. :)

StephthefutrRxDr said...

I plan on submitting a story for this one. :)

mmc said...

Do you think that the buddy walk will need volunteers? I'd love to help out!

mom2noah said...

I think any picture of Kayla and Lucas will be a winner! They are both cutie pies!

Julie said...

I can't imagine Kayla taking a "bad" picture. Good luck.

Mom24 said...

Congrats on the book award. What a wonderful thing to be part of. That is awesome. You do take wonderful pictures. I bet you have a great shot at winning--for the cover and to be in the slide show.

chelle said...

Oh my gosh! That is soooo awesome.

Laura said...

Thanks for the info, your always on top of things. Not sure you get much from me but I learn loads from you :)

Lilith Silvermane said...

Which photos are you thinking you will send in?

Melody and Doug said...

Thanks for the comments. Glad you are able to subscribe to my feeds now,
:-) Good luck with the photo contests. Funny that you typed something about photo contests, I am in one now on wired magazine.

Amy said...

Thanks for the reminders about the photos! Joe wasn't picked last year but we are hoping for this year....

Carolie said...

I love all the photos of Kayla, but the one that makes my heart sing is the one of her running away from the camera, in a red and white dress, I think, maybe towards her Daddy? I LOVE that shot...it speaks to me of freedom and love and ability and confidence.

Julia said...

A.'s teacher sent in a story to Gifts for her, so sweet.

Do you go to NYC for the slide show? We've been twice and its big fun. Maybe we'll see you there? I have to start narrowing down my picture choices, always a challenge...

Denise said...

Sydney has been fortunate enough to be on the big screen the last two yearr. 2006 we went to NYC and it was amazing, good luck all her pics are always great!

Christina said...

I submitted a story..I am really hoping that it gets picked!

Christine said...

Michelle,

With the kids out for the Summer, it seems like I keep telling them to settle down, or to keep the noise level down all day long....

What a sweet BIG sister Kayla is to Lucas!! I enjoyed the video of the two of them....I can't believe Kayla thinks it's hilarious to have her hair pulled. She is a silly goose....They are both joys to the heart!! Thanks for sharing the video. It is very special.

Overwhelmed! said...

Michelle,

Show us the 3 photos you're thinking of and have us vote on which one we'd pick! :)

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I had a perfect one last year to send in and I didn't. Maybe I should send it this year. Of course I need to ask Vicki (Aaron's mom) It's a picture of Gabi and Aaron hugging.